The cold war timeline 1

The Cold War

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    Cold War Nuclear Arms Race (aprox)

    A race to have more and better Nukes than the other between the USA and the USSR
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    Yalta Conference

    Conference by leaders of GB, US and USSR to decide what to do with Germany after WWII ends.
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    US presedents

    Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, James Carter, and Ronald Reagan
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    Potsdam Conference

    Conference by GB, US, and USSR to discuss how to punish Nazi Germany after WWII ends.
  • UN Founded

    A fresh attempt at world peace.
  • Formation of Communism in North Korea

    Formation of Communist Party in North Korea
  • HUAC Founded (year right, month/day not)

    HUAC Helped try suspected Communists during the second red scare
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    Second Red Scare (aprox time) And McCarthyism

    Period of Paranoid anti-communism in the USA following WWII which was fuelled by McCarthy. McCarthyism was the intense paranoia that communists where everywhere. It rooted out many communists, but was more like a witch hunt than anything ells. It was led by Senator Joseph McCarthy.
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    USSR Leaders

    Start-1953: Joseph Stalin
    1953-1964: Nikita Khrushchev
    1964-1982: Leonid Brezhnev
    1982-1984: Yuri Andropov
    1984-1985: Konstantin Chernenko
    1985- End: Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Truman Doctorine

    Truman’s Plan to help Greece and Turkey to stop communist takeovers there.
  • CIA Founded

    The CIA was founded. It was a major part of Counter Intelligence against the USSR. It still exists today.
    (General knowledge + Textbook)
  • Hollywood 10

    A blacklist of 10 Writers and Directors in Hollywood by Anti-Communists. The charges where contempt to congress. Made everyone afraid of McCarthyism.
  • Marshal Plan Begins

    Plan to economically help Europe in order to stop communism
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    Berlin Blockade and Airlift

    An attempt by the USSR to starve West Berlin into joining them. The USA and GB Used the Berline Airlift to boat in supply’s until the USSR pulled out.
  • NATO Founded

    An agreement for mutual protection between North Atlantic Country’s.
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    The Korean War

    Korean War
    On June 25, 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea. The UN sent forces to help, commanded by the US government. President Truman appointed Gen. Douglas MacArthur as the Commander of the forces in South Korea. The fighting continued along what is called the 38 Parallel. The war ended on July 27, 1953, with a truce agreement.
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    Space Race (aprox. time)

    HistoryThe USSR and the USA competed in everything. They even competed in the field of space. They tried to one-up each other by sending satellites and people into space.
  • Communist North Vietnam Wins Independence

    With their independence from France, North Vietnam became Communist.
  • Warsaw Pact Formed

    USSR version of NATO
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    Vietnam War

    Period of conflict between South Vietnam and North Vietnam. The south was aided by the US with air support, and ground support. The north was supported by Russia. It was a very unpopular war in America.
    (from notes)
  • Sputnik I Launched

    Sputnik I Was launched. It was a major Soviet achievement. It was the first man-made satellite. It had the USSR in the lead of the space race.
  • NASA Founded

    NASA Played a major part in the space race. They were losing to the USSR except when they put a man on the moon.
  • Cuban Communist Takeover

    Castro takes over Cuba.
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    Cuban Leaders (aprox years for cold war correct...)

    Fidel Castro - Through 2008
  • U2 Crisis

    USSR shot down a USA U2 Spy plane. USA had to admit it was spying on the USSR.
  • The Bay of Pigs

    The Bay of PigsThe Bay of Pigs invasion was a planned attempt by the USA to kill over through Castro by sending trained Cuban's to attack the Bay of Pigs and spark a rebellion. The attack was botched, and failed. It also made Castro mad. It ended with people held in Cuban prison, which the US had to trade supply’s to free.
  • Berlin Wall

    Divided Berlin between non-communism and communism inhabited areas.
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    Cuban Missle Chrisis

    JFKLBRYThe Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the Thirteen Days, was the closest the Cold War ever got to becoming a Nuclear war. American spy planes found nuclear arms in Cuba. America said that any nuclear missile launches from Cuba would be an act of war by the USSR. The US demanded immediate removal of the misses, and set up a naval blockade. The USSR's ships refused to turn around until just before they reached the blockade. Because of the Crisis, a Phone between the US and the USSR was set up.
  • Escalation

    U.S. Ship claims to have been fired upon. In order to "preserve peace" the U.S. authorizes military action against Vietnamese. On July 28, 1965, it is officially announced that the U.S. will be mobilizing in Vietnam.
  • Tet Offensive

    The Tet Offensive was a series of surprise attacks by the Vietcong on the forces of South Vietnam, and the U.S. stationed in the Capital. It took place on the first day of the lunar new-year, a very important Vietnamese holiday.
    Although militantly it was a defeat for the Vietcong, it was a physiological and political win. <a href""> </a>
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    This was a policy adopted by Nixon that said we would start pulling out troops from South Vietnam. In return we would train them to be a self-sustained government. This effort, along with all of the war effort, came undone in 1975 when the communist party took full control of Vietnam once again.
    <a href""> Military History Online</a>
  • Man on the Moon (Apollo 11)

    The Apollo 11 was launched. It successfully put the first man on the moon, sending the USA into the lead in the space race
  • Kent State Shooting

    Students at Kent State, a collage in Ohio, are protesting the Vietnam War. The Ohio National Guard is called to the seen to keep the peace and disperse the rally. The guardsmen shot rounds, most away from the crowd, but some into it. A total of Nine students were wounded in the shooting.
    <a href""> Kent State </a>