Cold War Timeline

  • Cold War Starts

    This is the start of the cold war.
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    Cold War

    The cold war from start to finish
  • Berlin Blockade and Airlift

    The Berlin Blockade was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. During the multinational occupation of post–World War II Germany, the Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway, road, and canal access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control.
  • Korean War

    The Korean War was a war between North and South Korea, in which a United Nations force led by the United States of America fought for the South, and China fought for the North, which was also assisted by the Soviet Union
  • Space Race

    This is where the US and Soviets had an intense rivalry about space and who can get the farthest first. Soviets started with the lead with Sputnik 1, however when the kept competing it actually brought them together and made the International Space Station.
  • The U-2 Reconnaissance Plane

    This is where the US’s CIA had a plane trying to spy on the Soviets and the Soviets shot it down and this lead to an embarrassing conference between US and Soviets. (Embarrassing for the US)
  • Bay Of Pigs

    The Bay of Pigs Invasion, known in Latin America as Invasión de Playa Girón, was a failed military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the CIA-sponsored paramilitary group Brigade 2506 on 17 April 1961.
  • Regan Visits the Wall.,

    This when Reagan visited the Berlin Wall, this showed continued commitment to the people of West Berlin.
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the October Crisis, the Caribbean Crisis, or the Missile Scare, was a 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union over Soviet ballistic missiles deployed in Cuba
  • Soviets Invade Afghanistan

    The US and the Soviets each back a different side and this led to the US boycotting the 1980 Olympics.
  • Reunited Germany

    This where East and west Germany reunited, East Germany was no longer Communist, and this was evidence that the War Saw Pact’s days were numbered.