Danica Allen, Cold War Timeline

By _danica
  • Yalta Conference

    Date: Feb 4-11
    Location: Yalta in Crimea
    Facts: The meeting included Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin
    Significance: the meeting was to discuss the re-establishment of the nations of war-torn Europe.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Date: April 1, 1948 - May 12, 1949
    Location: Germany
    Facts: the Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies railway
    Significance: Western allies organized the Berlin Airlift to carry supplies to the people in west Berlin
  • NATO

    Date: April 4, 1949
    Location: Belgium
    Facts: Its an intergovernmental miliatry alliance
    Significance: the organizaion constitutes a system of collective defense whereby its member states agrees to mutual defense in response to an attack
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    Korean war

    Date: June 25, 1950-July 27, 1953
    Location: Korea
    Facts: the war was between North and South Korea
    Significance: United States fought for the south and China fought for the north
  • Geneva Accords

    Date: April 26, 1954- July 20, 1954
    Location: Geneva, Switerland
    Facts: Conference included the Soviet Union, United States, France, United Kingdom, and the Peoples Republic of China
    Significance: find a way to settle issues on the Korea penisula and discuss possiblity of restoring peace in Indochina
  • Warsaw Pact

    Date: May 14, 1955
    Location: Central and Eastern Europe
    Facts: the military complement to the CoMEcon
    Significance: for Soviets desires to maintain control over military forces in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Launch of Sputnik

    Date: October 4, 1957
    Location: Baikonour
    Facts: it was 58 cm in diameter, with 4 external radio antennas to broadcast radio pulses
    Significance: the launch ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developements
  • U-2 Incident

    Date: May 1, 1960
    Location: Aramil, Sverldlovsk Oblast
    Facts: During th presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Sigificance: an United States U-2 spy plane was shot down in Soviet Airspace
  • Berlin Walls Falls

    Date: 1961
    Location: Berlin, China
    Facts: it took about 3 decades for the wall to be torn down
    Significance: Comunist tried to rise up against the system
  • Berlin Crisis

    Date: June 4, 1961 - November 9, 1961
    Location: Berlin
    Facts: this was the last major politico-military European incident of the Cold War
    Significance: the USSR provoked the Berlin Crisis, demanding the withdrawal of Western armed forcces
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Date; October 14-28, 1962
    Location: Cuba, Carribean Sea
    Facts: it was a 13 day confrontatioin
    Significance: This was the response to the Bay of Pigs invasion
  • JFK Assassination

    Date: November 22, 1963
    Location: Dallas, Texas
    Facts: he was killed at 12:30 pm
    Significance: He was shot by a sniper while traveling with his wife in a presidential motercycle
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

    Date: August 10, 1964
    Location: Asia
    Facts: it was opposed in the Senate only by senators
    Significance: it gave U.S. President authorization, without a formal declartion of war by congress
  • The Tet Offensive

    Date: January 30, 1968
    Location: South Vietnam
    Facts: One of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War
    Significance: surprise attacks against military and cililian commands and controls centers throughout South Vietnam
  • Apollo II Moon Landing

    Date: July 20, 1969 at 20:18
    Location: the moon
    Facts: Armstrong was the first to step onto the lunar surface
    Signifance: the first landing of humans on the moon
  • Nixson's Visit to China

    Date: Feb 21-28, 1972
    Location: China
    Facts: The first time a United States President visited PRC
    Significance: Nixon talked for the need of better relations with the PRC
  • Salt II Signed

    Date: June 18, 1972
    Location: Vienna
    Facts: The treaty never formally went into effect
    Significance: agreement on limitations and guidelines for nuclear weapons.
  • Fall of the Soviet Union

    Date: Decemeber 1991
    Location: United States
    Facts: It disintegrated into 15 seperate contries
    Singificance: Victory for the United States
  • Moscow- Washington Hotline

    Date: 1963
    Location: United States
    Facts: popular culture known this is the "red telephone"
    Significance: a system that allowed direct communication between the leaders of United States and Russia