Kyler's coldwar timeline

By kempers
  • House Un-American Activities Committee formed

    House Un-American Activities Committee formed
    investigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities on the part of private citizens, public employees, and those organizations suspected of having Communist ties
  • United nations formation

    United nations formation
    As World War II drew to a close, the victorious Allies sought a global organization that would protect peace, provide a forum for international discussion and promote freedom around the world. That led to the formation of the United Nations.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    was the last wartime meeting between Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin.
    Ended on Feb. 11, 1945
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    ended August 2, 1945
    The Potsdam Conference is considered to be the last of World War Two's conferences.
    At Potsdam, America was represented by Harry Truman, the Soviet Union still by Stalin and Britain, first by Winston Churchill and then by Clement Atlee, who defeated Churchill in the post-war British election in 1945
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    President Harry Truman asked Congress to appropriate aid to Greece and Turkey so that these governments could continue to combat the threat of Communist aggression within their borders.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    European Recovery Program (ERP). Marshall offered American financial aid for a programme of European economic recovery.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    May 12 1949.
    Soviet Union blocked Berlin off and we flew airplanes into Berlin to give them suplies
  • NATO formation

    NATO formation
    the prospect of further Communist expansion prompted the United States and 11 other Western nations to form the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
  • North Korean Invasion of South Korea

    North Korean Invasion of South Korea
    North Korea Invades South Korea
  • Rosenberg Execution

    Rosenberg Execution
    On June 19, 1953 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are the first two U.S. citizens to be executed for committing espionage. They were caught conspiring to transmit atomic bomb secrets to the Soviet Union.
  • Armistice Signed Ending Korean War

    Armistice Signed Ending Korean War
    North and South Korea agree to end the War.
  • Warsaw Pact formation

    Warsaw Pact formation
    Soviet Union institutionalized its East European alliance system when it gathered together representatives from Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, and Romania in Warsaw to sign the multilateral Treaty on Friendship,
  • Sputnik 1 Launched

    Sputnik 1 Launched
    worlds first Artificial Satalite
  • First Man in Space

    First Man in Space
    Russian Yuri Gagarin
  • First American in Space

    First American in Space
    Alan B. Shepard was the first American to go in space
  • Creation of the Berlin Wall

    Creation of the Berlin Wall
    East German government erected the Berlin Wall in order to keep its citizens from fleeing to the West
  • First Human on the moon

    First Human on the moon
    On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to step on the moon.