Cold War Assignment

Timeline created by Salahadin Mohammed
  • Soviet creation pf Nuclear weapons

    It would only be matter of months before the USSR exploded its own atomic bomb. the Soviet successfully tested their first nuclear device. called RDS-1 or "First Lightning" codenamed "joe-1" by the United States. at Semipalatinsk on August 29,1949.4
  • Hiroshima of Nagasaki

    The united state detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively, with the consent of United kingdom, as required by the Quebec Agreement. Russia said that Hiroshima was one of four potential targets and that Truman left it up to the military to decide which city to strike. Hiroshima was chosen as a target because of military important. Nagasaki was bombed a few days later.
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    End of the cold war

    The Cold War was a period of geopolitical tension between the Soviet Union with its satellite states, and the United States with its allies after World War II. The historiography of the conflict began between 1946 and 1947. The Cold War began to de-escalate after the Revs of 1989. During 1989 and 1990, the Berlin Wall came down, borders opened, and free elections ousted Communist regimes everywhere in eastern Europe. In late 1991 the Soviet Union itself dissolved into its component republics.
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    Vietnam war

    On May 07, 1954, Viet Minh forces won the Battle of Dien Bien Phu and ended French involvement in Indochina. Following through on that commitment, American aid to South Vietnam began as early as in January, 1955. Yet, by 1976, South Vietnam Laos and Cambodia were communist. The United States won almost all of its battles against the Viet Cong, but the communists still won the war. January 27, 1973: President Nixon signs the Paris Peace Accords ending direct US involvement in the Vietnam War.
  • Creation of the Berlin wall

    The Wall was built in 1961 because more than 2.6 million East Germans escaped to West Berlin or West Germany from 1949 to 1961 (total population of East Germany was about 17 million). The Communist government of East Germany built a wall separating East and West Berlin The wall was built to keep the country's people in. But the Soviets and East German government said it was to keep capitalism out. Many families were split, and East Berliners employed in the West were cut off from their jobs.
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    Afghanistan / Soviet war

    In December 1979, the Soviet 40th Army invaded Afghanistan in order to prop up the communist government of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) against a growing insurgency. The Soviet Union feared the loss of its communist proxy in Afghanistan. The United States provided the Mujahideen with Stinger missiles. The last Soviet troops departed Afghanistan on February 15, 1989. Because the Soviet Union failed in securing Afghanis from the rebels for such a long period of time.