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Cold War Timeline- Kaitlyn Engels

  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    In June of 1947, the Marshall Plan was first announced to the public. This set a precedent for helping countries combat poverty, disease and malnutrition.
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    Cold War Timeline

    A timeline reflecting the events that transpired during the Cold War.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    Harry Truman declared an active role in the Greek Civil War.
  • Rio Pact

    Rio Pact
    The United States met with 19 Latin American countries and created a security zone around the hemisphere.
  • Communist Takeover

    Communist Takeover
    There was a communist takeover in Czechoslovakia.
  • Truman's Loyalty Program

    Truman's Loyalty Program
    Harry Truman's Loyalty Program was created in order to catch Cold War spies.
  • Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Blockade
    On this date, the Berlin Blockade began- lasting a total of 11 months.
  • Berlin Blockade Ends

    Berlin Blockade Ends
    After nearly 11 months of combat, the Berlin Blockade finally ended on the 12th of May, 1949.
  • Russia's First Atomic Bomb

    Russia's First Atomic Bomb
    On this day, Russia had tested out its first ever atomic bomb.
  • Communist Control of China

    Communist Control of China
    Communist leader Mao Zedong took control of China, and established the People's Republic of China.
  • Joe McCarthy Communist Witch Hunt

    Joe McCarthy Communist Witch Hunt
    In February of 1950, Joe McCarthy began to perform Communist witch hunts and loyalty tests.
  • H-Bomb Approved

    H-Bomb Approved
    Harry Truman approved the development of the H-bomb, which would soon cause lots of fear in the public eye.
  • Korean War Begins

    Korean War Begins
    As the Korean War began, Joseph Stalin was in support of North Korea, who invaded South Korea equipped with Soviet weapons.
  • FCDA Established

    FCDA Established
    The Federal Civil Defense Administration (FCDA) was established on this very day, 1951. It's purpose was to administer the national civil defense program and to coordinate mobilization.
  • Atomic Secrets to Soviet Union

    Atomic Secrets to Soviet Union
    Julius Rosenberg and Ethel Rosenberg were found guilty and charged of passing atomic secrets to Soviets.
  • Truman Fires MacArthur

    Truman Fires MacArthur
    Harry Truman fired Douglas MacArthur because he had overstepped Truman's authority, defied direct orders from his superior, and interfered with Truman's hope of ending the Korean War quickly.
  • Britain's Atomic Bomb

    Britain's Atomic Bomb
    Winston Churchill announced that Britain had in fact created an atomic bomb.
  • Cuban Gov. Overthrown

    Cuban Gov. Overthrown
    Fulgencio Batista overthrew the Cuban government, which was under the rule of President Prio Socarras.
  • Hungary New Prime Minister

    Hungary New Prime Minister
    Matyas Rakosi became the new prime minister of Hungary on the 14th of August, 1952.
  • Vulnerability of U. S. Strategic Air Power

    Vulnerability of U. S. Strategic Air Power
    On the 15th of April, RAND gave a report on the vulnerability of United States strategic air power.
  • Korean War Ends

    Korean War Ends
    On the 27th of July, 1953 an armistice was signed between the United States and Korea, ending the Korean War.
  • Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace Speech

    Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace Speech
    President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his speech on 'Atoms for Peace' in front of the United Nations.
  • U.S Tests H-Bomb

    U.S Tests H-Bomb
    The United States had tested a Hydrogen Bomb (H-Bomb) off the coast of the Marshall Islands.
  • France Leaves North Vietnam

    France Leaves North Vietnam
    Months after Vietminh defeated French forces at Dien Bien Phu, France had agreed to leave North Vietnam.
  • South-East Asian Defence Treaty

    South-East Asian Defence Treaty
    The South-East Asian Defence Treaty was signed in Manila, and made to become an international organization for collective defense in Southeast Asia.
  • Warsaw Pact Formed

    Warsaw Pact Formed
    The Warsaw Pact was formed as a collective defense treaty. It was established by the Soviet Union, as well as seven other Soviet satellite states in Central and Eastern Europe
  • West Germany & Soviet Union

    West Germany & Soviet Union
    The diplomatic relations that were between West Germany and the Soviet Union had officially been restored.
  • Ngo Dinh Diem in Power

    Ngo Dinh Diem in Power
    Ngo Dinh Diem had officially replaced Bo Dai as leader of South Vietnam.
  • USSR Tanks in Poland

    USSR Tanks in Poland
    The USSR sent tanks into Poznan, Poland, in order to suppress demonstrations by workers.
  • USSR Aid in Afghanistan

    USSR Aid in Afghanistan
    The USSR had finally sent military aid to help the crisis going on in Afghanistan.
  • Suez Crisis Begins

    Suez Crisis Begins
    The Suez Crisis had began with an Israeli attack, led by Moshe Dayan, against Egyptian forces located in the Sinai.
  • Israeli Forces Leave Egypt

    Israeli Forces Leave Egypt
    Israeli forces had withdrawn from the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt
  • Andrei Gromyko & Soviet Union

    Andrei Gromyko & Soviet Union
    Andrei Gromyko had become the new foreign minister of the Soviet Union.
  • U.S Aid to Israel

    U.S Aid to Israel
    President Dwight Eisenhower had decided to proceed with the United States' aid to Israel
  • Explorer I Launched

    Explorer I Launched
    Explorer I had finally and officially been launched into outer space on this date.
  • Khrushchev Meets Zedong

    Khrushchev Meets Zedong
    Nikita Khrushchev had met with Mao Zedong in China, in attempts to putting an end to all nuclear testing.
  • Soviet Union Withdraw Troops

    Soviet Union Withdraw Troops
    The Soviet Union had demanded that all foreign troops be immediately withdrawn from Berlin.
  • Castro Enters Havana

    Castro Enters Havana
    Cuban President Fidel Castro and his troops entered Havana to prepare for battle.
  • China & The United Nations

    China & The United Nations
    Members of the states again voted against the admission of China into the United Nations
  • No Help in Algeria

    No Help in Algeria
    The United Nations had difficultly decided to not intervene in the independence struggle happening in Algeria.
  • U.S. Spy Plane Shot Down

    U.S. Spy Plane Shot Down
    The Soviet Union revealed that a United States spy plane had been shot down over Soviet territory.
  • JFK President

    JFK President
    John F. Kennedy was elected into office, after winning against his competitor, Richard Nixon.
  • Cuba & The Soviet Union

    Cuba & The Soviet Union
    Cuba openly aligned itself with the Soviet Union and all of their policies.
  • Berlin Border Close

    Berlin Border Close
    The Berlin Border closed due to the major crisis occurring during this time.
  • Berlin Wall Built

    Berlin Wall Built
    The Berlin Wall began to be built on this day. Little was anyone aware that it would soon be brought down.
  • Checkpoint Charlie

    Checkpoint Charlie
    American and Soviet Union tanks faced off in Berlin at the United States Army's Checkpoint Charlie.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    A Launch Site near San Cristóbal, Cuba was found to be facing the United States coastal area. This caused an outburst of panic.
  • Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty

    Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty
    The Soviet Union, United States and Britain all signed a nuclear test-ban treaty, which barred the testing of nuclear explosives.
  • Ngo Dinh Diem Assassinated

    Ngo Dinh Diem Assassinated
    President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam was assassinated in Ho Chi Minh City, South Vietnam.
  • John F. Kennedy is Assassinated

    John F. Kennedy is Assassinated
    President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas while campaigning for re-election.
  • U.S Bomb North Vietnam

    U.S Bomb North Vietnam
    A United States aircraft bombed North Vietnam for the first time ever on this day.
  • Soviet Union New Prime Minister

    Soviet Union New Prime Minister
    Alexsei Kosygin became the new prime minister of the Soviet Union.
  • China Atomic Bomb

    China Atomic Bomb
    On this date, China set off and exploded its very first atomic bomb.
  • U.S Marines Fight Communism

    U.S Marines Fight Communism
    United States Marines were sent down to the Dominican Republic in order to help fight against Communism
  • Soviet Union Supplies North Vietnam

    Soviet Union Supplies North Vietnam
    The Soviet Union admitted to supplying and providing arms to North Vietnam
  • Peace Talks Rejected

    Peace Talks Rejected
    Ho Chi Minh rejected the peace talks on the Vietnam War, which were offered by President Lyndon B. Johnson
  • United States Leaves Vietnam

    United States Leaves Vietnam
    Charles De Gaulle called for all United States forces to leave and evacuate Vietnam
  • France Withdraws Troops

    France Withdraws Troops
    France withdrew all of its troops from NATO.
  • Harold Wilson's Criticism

    Harold Wilson's Criticism
    Harold Wilson criticized the United States for bombing populated areas in North Vietnam.