Cold war

The Cold War

  • UN established

    UN established
    UN Reference The UN was established to promote world peace after the horrible outcomes of the Treaty of Versailles. To this day, it has maintained the standard for the welfare of humanity.
  • End of World War 2; Start of Cold War

    End of World War 2; Start of Cold War
    Reference There was much rejoicing over the end of the bloody second world war, however, there was another war brewing between the two superpowers: USA and USSR.
  • English PM, Winston Churchill delivers Iron Curtain Speech

    English PM, Winston Churchill delivers Iron Curtain Speech
    Reference This was the pronouncement of the isolation of the ideology of the Soviet Union and other communist regimes from Western influence. It brought insight, for the people, into communism. This new perspective reminded people of the dangers of communism
  • NATO established

    NATO established
    Reference 2Reference Created to staunch the spread of Coummunist Soviet Union
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    Reference After North Korea passed the 38th parallel and invaded South Korea, the US intervened to help the South Koreans. It was the first military action of the Cold War; first military battle against communism was held with very strong resolve and war ensued.
  • Korean War ends

  • Warsaw Pact established

    Warsaw Pact established
    Reference In order to fully address the threat that NATO imposed on Soviet ideology, the Warsaw Pact was created with other communist regimes. It was eventually proclaimed "nonexistent" in 1991, however , due to its irrelevance at a later time.
  • Lester B. Pearson's UNEF

    Lester B. Pearson's UNEF
    Reference Then the Secreary of State, Lester B. Pearson, devised the UNEF, a special division of soldiers whose duty was to maintain the peace no matter what the cost. Pearson eventually won the Nobel Peace Prize for his diplomatic contributions with respect to UNEF and became the 14th prime minister of Canada. UNEF went abroad to calm down Egypt and Israel, and Greece's civil war.
  • Suez Crisis

    Suez Crisis
    The Suez Crisis was a crisis in which the Britain and France collectively tried to obtain the Suez Canal Company from Nasser, the Egyptian Prime Minister by force. Lester B. Pearson, the secretary of state for external affairs, devised a new branch of the UNEF for peacekeeping purposes. The UNEF was used in the Egypt to uphold the peace between Israel and Egypt.
  • Fidel Castro sworn in as PM of Cuba

    Fidel Castro sworn in as PM of Cuba
    Reference 2Reference Castro's government moved away from the American ideals as he felt that American influence was stagnating the growth of Cuba. He embraced Soviet-style governance which was later used to the Soviet's advantage for nuclear bomb placement during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • Diefenbunkers

    Reference (no day or month) A Diefenbunker was to be used in the emergence of a nuclear attack from the Soviet Union. The fear of nuclear annihilation is exemplified by the production of these nuclear bunkers.
  • Erection of the Berlin Wall

    Erection of the Berlin Wall
    Reference To maintain the populace in the communist regime, the Soviet government created the Berlin Wall as a partition to the two ideologies between the two superpowers. Symbolically, the wall stood for the partition between democracy and communism.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Reference A crisis in which the Soviet Union was going to place nuclear weaponry at Cuba and the US demanded that the missiles be removed. John F. Kennedy, the US president, quarantined the island to prevent further movement of weaponry into Cuba. This crisis almost caused WW3 if the Soviet ships had passed the quarantine line.
  • NPT: Non-Proliferation Treaty

    NPT: Non-Proliferation Treaty
    Reference This treaty disallowed the transfer of nuclear weaponry to other countries or to help other states from acquiring nuclear weaponry. Following the Cold War, this was a necessary step to take to prevent a war. To this day, it is prevented wars from happening.
  • Gorbachev's Glasnost

    Gorbachev's Glasnost
    Reference (No month or day ) Glasnost was a turning point for Soviet culture as Glasnost gave the people a more liberal capability to communicate with one other.
  • Gorbachev's move towards capitalism: Peristroika

    Gorbachev's move towards capitalism: Peristroika
    Reference (no month or day) Gorbachev attempted to capitalize Soviet's economy but still kept most control with the state which made it very unpopular with the populace. The idea that the Soviet Union was moving away from communism also signalled the beginning of the end of the Cold War.
  • Chernobyl Accident

    Chernobyl Accident
    Reference This accident was caused by a faulty reactor design; when the reactor blew up, the collapse of the communist regime was imminent. The communist ideology was breaking apart and Chernobyl was the final blow to the cracking vase.
  • Fall of Berlin Wall

    Fall of Berlin Wall
    Reference The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of the Cold War as the Soviet communist regime collapsed. Chernobyll and other cost-related factors led to the collapse of the communist regime, however, the fall of the Berlin Wall is considered the most symbolic of the collapse as it marks the time in which democracy trumped communism.