International Power

  • The Long March

    The Long March
    The Long March begins for Communist Chinese Forces backed by Russians and the Nationalist Army backed by the Americans. The Long March was the Chinese civil war between Communists and Capitalists
  • Mao Zedong gets Elected

    Mao Zedong gets Elected
    Mao Zedong gets officially elected elected as the leader of China. It also that before Mao became the leader of China, the United States lost the war by officialy even though they supported the Chinese Nationalist Army
  • East and West Germany is divided

    East and West Germany is divided
    Soviets controlled the east side of Berlin and Germany. Americans controlled the west side of Berlin and Germany.
  • Hiroshima Bombed

    Hiroshima Bombed
    August 6, 1945 - First Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima from a B-29 flown by Col. Paul Tibbets
  • Nagasaki Bombed

    Nagasaki Bombed
    August 9, 1945 - Second Atomic Bomb is dropped on Nagasaki from a B-29 flown by Maj. Charles Sweeney -- Emperor Hirohito and Japanese Prime Minister Suzuki then decide to seek an immediate peace with the Allies.
  • Japan Surrenders to Allied Forces

    Japan Surrenders to Allied Forces
    September 2, 1945 - Formal Japanese surrender ceremony on board the MISSOURI in Tokyo Bay as 1,000 carrier-based planes fly overhead; President Truman declares VJ Day.
  • UN Created

    UN Created
    October 24, 1945 - United Nations is born. A conference in San Fransico takes place and the following major countries that attended are UK, USA, China, France and USSR. In total, 51 countries signed the treaty. Poland signed the treaty after the conference.
  • Bulgarian Communist Referendum

    Bulgarian Communist Referendum
    On December second, 1945, Bulgarian leader Tsar Simeon the second is exiled because he rigged elections to win. Then the Bulgarian revolution began, but failed. The Bulgarian revolution is the first of many Communist revolutions during the Cold War.
  • Iron Curtain Map

    Iron Curtain Map
    In 1947, British PM Winston Churchill gives a speech on the Iron Curtain.
    This is a map of the Iron Curtain which divides Europe between Eastern Communist and Western Capitalists.
  • 1947 - Truman Doctrine

    1947 - Truman Doctrine
    President Harry S Truman gives the Doctrine Speech and gets Turkey and Greece to become capitalists as well as any other country that is willing to fight for capitalism.
  • Isreal Arabic War and Map

    Isreal Arabic War and Map
    In the year of 1948-50, Israel was created, but many Arabic countries were not proud to see Israel take away some of their land. So another conflict began and then it turned into the Arab-Israeli War
  • Berlin Blockade Airllift Crisis Begins

    Berlin Blockade Airllift Crisis Begins
    On June 24, 1948 to May 12,1949, the Berlin Blockade Airlift crisis began when Allied forces controlling their sectors of Berlin started airlifting supplies into Germany.
  • NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is formed

    NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is formed
    On April 9 1949, a treaty is signed and it creates NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) which was tasked with helping nations from external parties.
  • Berlin Blockade and Airlift Crisis ends

    Berlin Blockade and Airlift Crisis ends
    From June 24, 1948–12 May 1949, Allied Forces were airlifting supplies over to the sectors of Berlin under Allied control, giving western powers the decision for the Soviet controlled zone to start supplying Berlin with food and fuel, thereby giving the Soviets practical control over the entire city.
  • Russia Tests First Atomic Bomb

    Russia Tests First Atomic Bomb
    On August 29, 1949, the Russians successfully test their first atomic bomb, and then they start to test other bombs. the most powerful bomb that they test was Tsar Bomba.
  • China Officially becomes known as People's Republic of China

    China Officially becomes known as People's Republic of China
    On October 1, 1949, Mao Zedong proclaims that China will be know known as the People's republic of China. It is later that India, Burma and many other countries willl recognize the People's republic of China instead of the Republic of China
  • North Korea Invades South Korea

    North Korea Invades South Korea
    For the first time, North Korean invades south Korea, and the US and UN are involved. This is the second time for a country to invade South Korea in a short time.
  • Invasion of North Korea

    Invasion of North Korea
    Between the 25 of June 1950, to October 7, 1950, ROK (Republic of Korea (South Korean Army)) repells the communist invaders back to the 38th Parallel. On October 7, the UN Crosses into North Korea, which prevokes the Chinese and Russians.
  • The Armistice

    The Armistice
    On the 25 June, 1950 after two years of fighting and attemps at peace, all sides signed an agreement to suspend fighting, which ended the Korean conflict, but the Korean War still continues.
  • Suez Crisis

    Suez Crisis
    On the 29th of October, 1956, the Suez Crisis begins. It began as a conflict between Egypt and Israel, but then the UK and France teamed up with Israel and they fought the Egyptian army in 1956.
  • Sino-Soviet Split Date Unknown

    Sino-Soviet Split Date Unknown
    The Sino-Soviet Split was a treaty signed by Mao Zedong of China and Nikita Khrushchev, were the two of them signed a treaty to be international allies, but they were privately ideological enemies. This caused communism in the USSR to collapse.
  • Detente 1962-1979

    Detente 1962-1979
    the 1962-79 Detente was the alignment of third countries supporting either the Communist Russians or Capitalist Americans.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    From October 14–28, 1962, Communist Russians back Fidel Castro and supply him nuclear weapons. This was the turning point of the Cold War because the Americans had nukes in Italy and Turkey.
  • Prague Spring 1968

    Prague Spring 1968
    In 1948, a coup was staged in Czechoslovak which turned it into a Democratic Socialist Country. In the spring of 1968, date unknown, Communist USSR soldiers invades the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and turns it into a communist country.
  • 1973 Oil Crisis

    1973 Oil Crisis
    From October 1973 to March of 1974, the Oil Crisis began. It began in October of 1973 when member of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) made an oil embargo which suspended oil shipments.
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War
    From 1955-75, the US are engaged in the Vietnam War by supporting a democratic South and Communists supporting the North. The war began in 1955 between the French and Vietnamese. Then The Indochina war broke out and the French left.
    Then Siagon was captured April 20, 1975
  • Soviet Afghanistan War Date Unknown

    Soviet Afghanistan War Date Unknown
    In 1979, Soviet invaded Afghanistan to take control of the country and fight the US in a "Proxy War" where two or more countries support countries to fight alongside them against their enemies. There is no direct fighting in a "proxy war"
  • The Iranian Revolution

    The Iranian Revolution
    In February, Shah was the dictator of Iran, but the civilians were demonstrating, on strike and were protesting against Shah. In April, Ruhollah Khomeini comes into power and makes Iran an Islamic Republic country.
  • 1980-88 Iran Iraq War

    1980-88 Iran Iraq War
    From September 1980- August 1988, the Iraqi Army was backed by the French, Americans and other capitalist countries while the communist countries backed the Iranian Army.
  • Deng Xiaoping

    Deng Xiaoping
    On the 13th of September, 1982, Deng Xiaopeng gets elected as chairman on China he worked with the communists, but turned it into a capitalist because he was trying to save everybody that was dying from famine
  • Glasnost and Perestroika

    Glasnost and Perestroika
    Glasnos was a policy for the USSR to become more democratic that allowed Soviet citizens to complain more openly to the governmnet without fearing retribution. Perestroika was opening up Capitalism and changing the economy in the USSR.
  • The Demolition of the Berlin

    The Demolition of the Berlin
    On November 9, 1989, President Reagan encourages Mikhail Gorbuchev to tear down the Berlin Wall and Reagan also opens up Capitalism. After the Berlin Wall was demolished, thousands of German citizens flee to neighbouring countries for protection
  • USSR changes its policies

    USSR changes its policies
    the USSR was a communist country, but in the late 1980's, it changed to a capitalist country after the fall of the of the Berlin Wall.