Kayla's Cold War Time Line

  • Yalta Confrence

    Yalta Confrence
    In February, 1945, Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt met again. This time the conference was held in Yalta in the Crimea. With Soviet troops in most of Eastern Europe, Stalin was in a strong negotiating position. Roosevelt and Churchill tried hard to restrict post-war influence in this area but the only concession they could obtain was a promise that free elections would be held in these countries
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    When the Soviets accepted the principle of the Byrnes plan, they agreed that both forms of reparation, annual deliveries as well as one-time-only removals, would be organized on a zonal basis. When their draft was discussed on July 31, neither Byrnes nor Bevin raised the slightest objection to the idea of deliveries from current production.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    On 12th March, 1947, Harry S. Truman, announced details to Congress of what eventually became known as the Truman Doctrine. In his speech he pledged American support for "free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures". This speech also included a request that Congress agree to give military and economic aid to Greece in its fight against communism. Truman asked for $400,000,000 for this aid programme. He also explained that he intended to send
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    As the war-torn nations of Europe faced famine and economic crisis in the wake of World War II, the United States proposed to rebuild the continent in the interest of political stability and a healthy world economy
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The west decided to create a separate government in their zones. To prevent this, the Soviets increasingly harassed the western traffic to and from Berlin. It intensified into the Berlin Blockade on June 24, 1948.