Gabe's Cold War Time Line

  • United Nations Formation

    United Nations Formation
    A lot of nations made alliances with other nations.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Nations Leaders gathered to discuss politics about the world and thier countries.
  • Potsdam Conference

    "Big Three" met at Potsdam, Germany to discuss post-war arrangements in Europe. Usually without agreement.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    Truman's plan to give military and economic aid to Greece while they fight communism.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    American plan to help Europe protect themselves against communism.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    America helps berlin by dropping off supplies. Stalin has blocked off all land passages to get there.
  • Nato Formation

    Nato Formation
    Many nations make alliances with each other and promise not to hurt one another.
  • Era of McCarthyism begins

    Era of McCarthyism begins
    Anit-communist crusade
  • Rosenburg Execution

    Rosenburg Execution
    The couple was tried and executed.
  • Armistice Signed Ending Korean War

    Armistice Signed Ending Korean War
    North and South Korea agreed to not fight or wage war against each other. The armistice created a buffer zone to help protect them from fighting again.
  • Warsaw Pact Formation

    Warsaw Pact Formation
    Mutual Aid agreement designed to ensure close integration of military, economic, and cultural policy between eight Communist nations.
  • Sputnik 1 Launched

    Sputnik 1 Launched
    Sputnik 1 was launched, starting the "space race".
  • First Man in Space

    First Man in Space
    Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first man to be deployed to space.
  • First American in Space

    First American in Space
    15 minute sub-orbital flight by Alan B. Shepard Jr.
  • Creation of Berlin Wall

    Creation of Berlin Wall
    Part of the "iron curtain". Was the most prominent part of the German Democrat Republic's border system.
  • First Man on the Moon

    First Man on the Moon
    Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the moon.