Hailey's Cold War Timeline

  • House Un-American Activities Committee formed

    House Un-American Activities Committee formed
    A group that investigated possible subversive activities by fascists. (communists)
  • United Nations Formation

    United Nations Formation
    In the declaration, representatives of 26 nations pledged to fight together against the Axis powers during the Second World War.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    The big 3 held a meeting to discuss what they should do about about the other countries.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    The Big 3 met again to discuss the situation with the other countries.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    Truman's promise to aid nations struggling against communist movements.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    Truman signed the act establishing the Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA) to administer the Marshall Plan.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    When the United States and Britain went to aid Western Germany because Stalin blocked transportation to Western Germany.
  • NATO formation

    NATO formation
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. A military alliance joining nations of Western Europe and North America..
  • Era of McCarthyism begins

    Era of McCarthyism begins
    McCarthyism is the name for the massive witch hunt that occured in the 1950's. Led by senator Joe McCarthy, the senate set out to find what communists were spreading propaganda across America. The first place they looked was at the movie industry.
  • North Korean Invasion of South Korea

    North Korean Invasion of South Korea
    When the North Korean troops crossed the thirty-eighth parallel in force.
  • Armistice Signed Ending Korean War

    Armistice Signed Ending Korean War
    As says a peace treaty signed to end the Korean War.
  • Rosenberg Execution

    Rosenberg Execution
    The United States thoughted they were giving atomic secrets to Russia.
  • Warsaw Pact formation

    Warsaw Pact formation
    Soviet Union's answer to the NATO
  • Sputnik 1 Launched

    Sputnik 1 Launched
    The first artifical satelite to orbit around the Earth by the Soviet Union.
  • First Man in space

    First Man in space
    The first man to ever be in space. he was from the USSR.
  • First American in Space

    First American in Space
    The first man from America in space after the USSR had one of their own orbit the Earth.
  • Creation of the Berlin Wall

    Creation of the Berlin Wall
    Became a visible symbol of the reality of the two Germanys and the gulf between the communist East and the Democratic West.
  • First Man on the Moon

    First Man on the Moon
    Neil Armstrong was the first man ever to walk on the moon.