Cold War TImeline

  • WW2 ends

    World War II ends in Europe in 1945. The U.S. wins against the western allies and the Soviet union against Nazi.
  • Berlin Map

    Berlin Map
    Who were the powers in control at that time period
  • Cold War Map

    Cold War Map
  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan (officially the European Recovery Program, ERP) was the American program to aid Europe where the United States gave monetary support to help rebuild European economies after the end of World War II in order to prevent the spread of Soviet Communism.
  • Berlin Blockade

    In June 24 1948 the Berlin Blockade begins lasting 11 months, and ends on May 12 1949
  • Forming of NATO

    In 1949, the prospect of further Communist expansion prompted the United States and 11 other Western nations to form the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
  • Berlin Aircraft Begins

    1948 ,June the Berlin Airlift begins and ends May 19, 1949.
  • Nikita Khrushchev (1894 – 1971)

  • Forming of the Warsaw Pact

    The Soviet Union and its affiliated Communist nations in Eastern Europe founded a rival alliance, the Warsaw Pact, in 1955.
  • Vietnam War

    The cold war was a fight between the United States and the USSR over the world's resources. South Vietnam was an allie of the US and North Vietnam was an allie of the USSR. The US feared if North Vietnam won the war other countries in South Asia would also fall to Communism.
  • The Sputnik

    It was the American reaction to the success of the Sputnik program.1, key Cold War event that began on October 4, 1957 when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite. The launch of Sputnik I and the failure of its first two Project Vanguard launch attempts rattled the American public thus President Dwight D. Eisenhower referred to it as the “Sputnik Crisis” Although Sputnik was itself harmless, its orbiting scared the people of the US thus making the US nervous
  • U2 incident

    The 1960 U-2 incident on 1 May 1960, when a United States U-2 spy plane was shot down over the airspace of the Soviet Union. The United States government at first denied the plane's purpose and mission, but then was forced to admit its role as a covert surveillance aircraft when the Soviet government produced its intact remains and surviving pilot.
  • John F Kennedy Biography

    John F Kennedy Biography
  • The Bay of pigs.

    The Bay Of Pigs invasion refers to the CIA sponsored American attack of the Cuban government in order to overthrow Fidel Castro. It was a tricky plan to execute as US was not in war with Cuba then. Though the US planned to appear “not being involved” in this attack and declared about their non-intention to intervene in Cuban affairs, thus Cuba had already approached the UN with the facts about the US training mercenaries for this planned invasion.
  • Creation of the Berlin Wall

    The Berlin Wall was erected in the dead of night and for 28 years kept East Germans from fleeing to the West. And separated families for years. And the Soviet Union did this so it could possibly stop the US to get all Germany in the east side.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world ever came to nuclear war. The United States armed forces were at their highest state of readiness ever and Soviet field commanders in Cuba were prepared to use battlefield nuclear weapons to defend the island if it was invaded. Luckily, thanks to the bravery of two men, President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev, war was averted.
  • illustrations Missile Crisis

    illustrations Missile Crisis
    This newspaper map from the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis shows the distances from Cuba to various cities on the North American continent.
  • President kennedy ordered quarantine of cuba

    President kennedy ordered quarantine of cuba
    On October 23, 1962, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, President Kennedy officially ordered a quarantine of Cuba
  • Space Race

    US Apollo 11 landed on the Moon and Neil Armstrong became the first man on the Moon.
  • SALT

    Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty signed between the US and USSR.
  • Apollo-Soyuz Test

    Joint space venture between USA and USSR heralded as an end to the 'Space Race'
  • naval blockade of Cuba

    naval blockade of Cuba
    Rather than order a missile strike, President Kennedy decided on a naval blockade of Cuba, which prevented the Soviets from continuing to arm Castro's regime.
  • Cold War Statistics

    Cold War Statistics
  • cold war statics

    cold war statics
  • Music video

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  • Cold War Tech

     Cold War Tech
    the hydrogen bomb picture shows how we can destroy the world either the USSR and the US , we used it to kill massive group and easier to use instead of guns.
  • propaganda of the US

    propaganda of the US
    Here is Uncle Sam in the ring of nuclear bomb switches and from the loudspeaker it is said that "Soviet Union offers to stop nuclear weapon tests".
  • propaganda of the US

    propaganda of the US