The Cold War 1945-1975

By hcp14
  • The Yalta Conference

    Britain and the US had different ideas about democracy compared to the USSR
  • The Potsdam Conference

    Continued on from Yalta Truman and Churchill wanted to see if Stalin had kept his promises. He hadn't.
  • US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima

    US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima
  • Iron Curtain Speech Winston Churchill

    Stalin had 12 million soldiers in seven eastern European countries giving him lots of power
  • Truman Doctrine

    Britain could no longer help fund Greece so Truman and the US Government gave Greece $400 million as he felt communism needed to be contained
  • Marshall Aid announced

    Marshall Aid was where the USA gave Europe $17 Billion to help fund Europe recover from the War
  • Berlin Blockade begins

    The USSR blocked off supplies to west Berlin
  • NATO set-up

    North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has a system of collective defence where its members agree to a mutual defence in the case of an external attack
  • Berlin Blockade ends

    Berlin Blockade was lifted
  • USSR drops their first atomic bomb

    USSR drops their first atomic bomb
  • Communism in China

    A Communist Political PArty take power in China, 1949. Unable to find specific date but it was October 1949.
  • Korean War begins

    Korean War begins
  • Korean War ends

    Korean War ends
  • Warsaw Pact

    The Warsaw Treaty Organization of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance was a collective defence treaty which was controlled by the USSR
  • USSR launches Sputnik

    USSR launches Sputnik. This was the first artificial satellite to orbit Earth.
  • U2 plane shot down

    A US U2 Plane was shot down in USSR territory after discovering that the USSR had lied about how many missiles they had
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Failed attempt at trying to invade Cuba in an attempt to overthrow the government
  • Berlin Wall construction begins

    The construction of the Berlin Wall begins
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    The USSR made a military camp in Cuba in order to spy on the US and store their missiles after the U2 plane was shot down.
  • China drops their first atomic bomb

    China drops their first atomic bomb
  • First moon landing

    The US land men on the moon before the USSR.
  • SALT I Treaty signed

    Strategic Arms Limitation Talks Agreement was where the US and USSR discussed armament control. Unable to find specific date but it was June 1972.