Events of the Cold War

  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Pretty much the US, UK, and Soviet Union got together after WWII and decided what was to happen to Germany.
  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    the Marshall plan or as its officially known, European Recovery Program was made for america to help rebuild Europe after WWII to slow down the spread of communism. its named after the secretary of state George C. Marshall
  • UFO crash in Roswell

    UFO crash in Roswell
    A man goes to check his field after a storm and comes across a lot of debree and torn up ditches smashed into the ground. some say it was aliens
  • Creation of the CIA

    Creation of the CIA
    Harry S. Truman created the central intelligence agency, but the idea was terminated in 1946. 20 months later it was created under the National Security Act of 1947.
  • Formation of NATO

    Formation of NATO
    the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was formed to direct the military of nations that are part of NATO against possible Soviet threats.
  • China turns Communist

    China turns Communist
    the peoples republic of china or Communist China is important to the cold war because communism was spreading. also in the vietnam war, china supported the north while we supported the south.
  • McCarthyism

    Joseph McCarthy, a senator from wisconsin, wrongfully accoused over 200 federal employees of being communist even though he had no proof. people believed him and supported finding more soviets hiding in our governmant when in actual there were none.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    the korean war was between north and south korea. we were supporting south korea and china was supporting north korea. 5 million soldiers and civilians later, the two are still seperated
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes president

    Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes president
    this is important because he will be the new president.
  • Joseph Stalin Dies

    Joseph Stalin Dies
    this is important because after stalin dies there is contravercy of to who will be his succeeder. Nikita Khrushchev eventually takes his place
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    it was a mutual defense treaty between Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Soviet Union, nd Albania. it was created to counteract the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Vietnam

    North vietnam influenced by communism and south vietnam were fighiting and we got involved in hopes of stopping the spread of comunism. it was mostly a failure, people back home just got sick of fighting for somone else and losing soldiers. even through all this the north captured Saigon and ended the war
  • Launch of Sputnik

    Launch of Sputnik
    Sputnik was the first satellite to make it to space sucesfully. it was part of the US vs. USSR space race. the Soviets had the first succesful satellite, however we were the first on the moon.
  • Fidel Castros Rise to Power

    Fidel Castros Rise to Power
    Fidel came to power with force and turned Cuba into a Commuinst country. he was against America throughout the cold war. he was in power during the bay of pigs and the cuban missle crisis.
  • John F. Kennedy becomes President

    John F. Kennedy becomes President
    This is importatn because he is a proponent of civil rights and he was highly saught after by Americans
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    The overall idea of the mission was to overthrow Castro but failed miserably. we tried a suprise bombing and missed many of the targets and they figured out that it was from America. the cuban exiles we were training also landed in the wrong spot and were immidietly under heavy fire. overall it sucked
  • The Berlin Wall Goes up

    The Berlin Wall Goes up
    the berlin wall was the divider between east Germany and west Berlin and was also the symbolic divider of communism and Democracy. it was put up and didnt come down for 28 years. Family members and loved ones that were on opposite sides of the border didnt see eachother for almost 3 decades
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Khrushchev and Fidel Castro decided to build soviet nuclear arms in Cuba. USA discovered this and took many pictures from a plane. they came to an agreement that they would dismantle the nukes in cuba and in exchange, the US would never invade Cuba.
  • JFK Assasination

    JFK Assasination
    John F. Kennedy was assasinated in Dallas Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald. this devastaded America because they had faith in JFK
  • US sends man to the Moon

    US sends man to the Moon
    Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first men to set foot on the moon. this proved to the soviets that Americas technology is equal if not superior to them
  • Woodstock

    Woodstock was expected to attract around 50,000 people but brought in around 500,000 people for the 3 day event. Musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Joan Baez. It was a way to focus on peace and love in that era
  • Nikita Khrushchev dies

    Nikita Khrushchev dies
    This relates because he ended the cuban missle crisis peacfully and was also the commander of all soviet forces in stalingrad and is responsible for taking back stalingrad
  • Mao Zedong Dies

    Mao Zedong Dies
    he was the leader of china and was responsible for turning china into a communist nation
  • Miracle on Ice (1980 hockey game)

    Miracle on Ice (1980 hockey game)
    it was called the miracle on ice because a group of USA ameteur hockey players beat the soviet team who had nearly won every championship since 54. it showed that we could beat the soviet union and communism
  • Ronald Reagan Voted in

    Ronald Reagan Voted in
    Ronald Reagan and Gorbachev signed the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty which agreed that they would eliminate a class of nuclear weapons.
  • Mikhail Gorbachev becomes leader of the Soviet Union

    Mikhail Gorbachev becomes leader of the Soviet Union
    Mikhail Gorbachev becomes leader of the Soviet Union after the death of Nikita Khrushchev
  • Chernobyl Disaster

    Chernobyl Disaster
    The worst Nuclear Distaster took place and changed the worlds aspect on how dangerous nuclear energy is. Radiation on the small town of Pripyat had radiation 100 times worse than the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. the Soviets tried to cover it up and keep it a secret and claim that they didtn know.
  • Tiananmen Square Massacre

    Tiananmen Square Massacre
    people set up protesting the chinese government in Tiananmen Square are shot down by chinese soldiers. Many were killed or arrested. this is where the tank man photo came from.
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Fall of the Berlin Wall
    People think of the fall of the berlin wall a symbol of the end of the Cold war.
  • Fall of the Soviet Union

    Fall of the Soviet Union
    The soviet Union Dissintigrated into 15 different commonwealth states including Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and others. to many this was officially the end of the Cold war. it showed that democracy could over come totalitarianism
  • Aidans Birthday

    Aidans Birthday
    this is the most crucial, important date in history ever.