The Cold War

  • The Cold War Begins

    The Cold War Begins
    How the Cold War began
    How the Cold War began Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt met near Yalta in the Crimea, to discuss Europe's post-war organization. The Soviet Union pressed for Europe to become communist, while the west pressed for a democracy.The event is known as the Yalta Conference, and this is where the Cold War began.
  • US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima

    US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima
    U.S. drops bomb on Hiroshima The 2 atomic bombs dropped on Japan by the US kills over 200,000, and 6 days later Japan surrenders to the US. In 1971, Japan adopt the 3 Non - Nuclear Principles, forbidding the use of Nuclear weaponry on Japanese soil or in their waters.
  • The Warsaw Pact

    The Warsaw Pact
    The Warsaw pact The Warsaw Pact was a treaty of organization, cooperation, friendship and mutual assistance between 8 communist states. It was established by the Soviet Union and signed in Warsaw in 1955. It was a Soviet military response to the founding of NATO.
  • Sputnik launched into orbit by USSR

    Sputnik launched into orbit by USSR
    Sputnik 1 Russia launches Sputnik 1, the first space craft, into orbit. It orbits the Earth for 3 months while sending back information on the upper atmosphere to the soviets. The Americans feel embarassed that they were beaten to this monumental achievement, and the space race begins.
  • US spy plane shot down over Soviet Union

    US spy plane shot down over Soviet Union
    U.S. spy plane shot down The Soviet Union says that a United States sply plane was show down in Soviet territory. A US spy plane was not supposed to be there, and caused quite a strir in the Soviet Union. The Soviets believed that the US was trying to spy on them, and the USSR did not like the idea of this.
  • The Bay of Pigs invasion

    The Bay of Pigs invasion
    Bay of Pigs invasion The Bay of Pigs Invasion was an unsuccessful attempt by a CIA-trained force of Cuban exiles to invade southern Cuba, with support from the US government, in an attempt to overthrow the Cuban government of Fidel Castro. The invasion was launched in April 1961, less than three months after John F. Kennedy had become president. The Cuban armed forces, trained and equipped by The Soviet Union, defeated the invaders within three days.
  • Cuban missile crisis

    Cuban missile crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis The President John F. Kennedy learnt the news that the Soviet Union was building secret missile bases in Cuba and he informed the rest of America. He had to either try to invade Cuba or lay siege to Cuba so that Soviet ships couldn’t go in or out. Kennedy chose the safer option of the siege and eventually after seven days the Russian Premier decided to agree to Kennedy's demands and remove the missile bases from Cuba.
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy assassinated

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy assassinated
    JFK assassination JFK is assassinated at Dealey Plaza at 12:30 in Dallas, Texas. John F Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States. He served from 1961 until 1963, when he was assassinated. He was the second youngest president ever to be elected. The assassin was Lee Harvey Oswald, but he was shot by Jack Ruby before the trial could take place.
  • Apollo 11 land on the moon

    Apollo 11 land on the moon
    Apollo 11
    Man on the moon The United States took a pole position in the space race as they beat the Soviet Union to landing the first man on the moon. The Apollo 11 mission saw Neil Armstrong as being the first man in history to set foot on a celestial body other than the Earth.
  • North Vietnam defeats South Vietnam

    North Vietnam defeats South Vietnam
    North Vietnam defeats South Vietnam
    North Vietnam defeats South Vietnam South Vietnam surrenders to North Vietnam, and North Vietnam forces South Vietnam into communism. South Vietnam was controlled by the US, and North Vietnam by the USSR. This created disagreement, and the countries split.
  • The Cold War ends

    The Cold War ends
    End of the Cold War. The Soviet Union is destroyed and the Cold War ends. Communism dies and countries like Hungary and Poland are set free. The people of Russia gain almost all control and are able to elect who they want to run the country. They reconstructed the economy and the Berlin wall was torn down so that Germany was reunited again. Borris Yeltsin becomes the new president of Russia.