Jesse's Cold War Timeline

  • United Nations Formation

    26 nations pledged their Governments to continue fighting together against the Axis Powers.
  • Yalta Conference

    The big three had a conference to strategize their plan to deal with Germany.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Truman, Staling, and Atlee met up in Potsdam, Germany to discuss post-war arrangements in Europe.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman's policy to support Turkey and Greece.
  • Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan was an economic plan to rebuild Europe.
  • Berlin Airlift

    America and Great Britain flew supplies into Berlin.
  • NATO Formation

    The North Atlantic Treat Organization formed.
  • Era of McCarthyism Begins

    McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence.
  • North Korean Invasion of South Korea

    North Korea invaded South Korea
  • Rosenberg Execution

    Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed.
  • Armistice Signed Ending Korean War

    A treaty was signed to end the Korean War.
  • Warsaw Pact Formation

    The Warsaw Pact, a mutual defense treaty between eight communist states in Eastern Europe, formed.
  • Sputnik 1 Launched

    The Soviets launch a satellite into space.
  • First Man in Space

    The Soviets send the first man into space.
  • First American in Space

    Alan Shepard becomes the second man, but first American, to enter space.
  • Creation of the Berlin Wall

    Berlin was seperated from the rest of Germany by a wall.
  • House Un-American Activities Committee Formed

    Committee forms to investigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities.
  • First Man on the Moon

    Neil Armstrong, from America, becomes the first man to land on the moon.