Cold war

The Cold War

  • Russian Communist Revolution

    Russian Communist Revolution
    Creation of the U.S.S.R. a revolution led by Vladimir Lenin and workers to end Russia's participation in the first world war. This was the start of communist Russia.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    End of WWI, but this conditions of the treaty led to another world war, and the aftermath of Germany dividing which led to the Cold War.
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    First attempt at a peace keeping agency. This attempt failed and led to the United Nations. With being apart of the Treaty of Versailles, it led to WWII and the Cold War.
  • MAD

    Mutually Assured Destruction. America had just as Russia to destroy each other.
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin meet at Yalta to sign treaty of ending WWII. Stalin later breaks from the alliance, which leads to the Cold War.
  • General Assembly

    General Assembly
    The first General Assembly of the United Nations, a peace keeping agency, met on this day. It was ineffective in keeping peace, for example easing tensions of the Cold War
  • Iron Curtain Speech

    Iron Curtain Speech
    Former British Prime Minster Churchill condems the soviet polcies in Europe. This speech is consitered the beginning of the cold war, for there was an "Iron Curtain" dividing East and West Europe.
  • Baruch Plan

    Baruch Plan
    The United States, Great Britian and Canada called for an international organization to regulate Atonic Therory
  • Nuremberg Trials

    Nuremberg Trials
    German officials were tried for the crimes they commited during WWII. The tensions during the Cold War caused many of the trials to be stalled because agreements could not be reached.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    Orignionally Truman's address; the idea to forestall communism from spreading in Europe and the world. Came into effect in the Korean War.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    Also known as the European Recovery Program, gave $13 billion to finance the economic recovery of Europe between 1948 and 1951. Only Western Europe used this aid, which led them to recover much faster than Eastern Europe.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Britain and US deliver food, medicine, and supplies to a blockaded East Berlin. With this blockade enfored by the Soviets, this created tension with the US
  • NATO created

    NATO created
    created by the u.S.,canada, and several western european nations to provide security against the soviet union
  • Chinese Communist Revolution

    Chinese Communist Revolution
    Communism spreads through china after the Chinese civil war
  • United Nations

    United Nations
    In 1950 they authorized a U.S. led coalition to repel the North Korean invasion of South Korea.
  • Joseph McCarthey speech

    Joseph McCarthey speech
    Joseph MCcarthey says he has a list of 205 communist the work in the state department, which wasn't true.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    War between North and South Korea. The United Nations helped South Korea where the Soviet Union helped North Korea, Influencing communism and Cold War tension.
  • Fidel Castro proclaims communist Cuba

    Fidel Castro proclaims communist Cuba
    Fidel Castro overthrew the Batista goverment and establishe a socialist state and communist goverment.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    The rivial alliance agaisnt NATO formed: the Soviet and affiliated comminist nations of Eastern Europe. This was the framework of leading to the Cold War with tension of Western and Eastern Europe.
  • Sputnik Launched

    Sputnik Launched
    The Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik. The world's first artifical satellite into space which started the space race.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    A CIA financed and trained group which attempted to overthrow Castro and end communism in Cuba, yet the attack was a failure. With this military failure, in the Cuban Missile Crisis, the military wanted to be more proactive in attacking Cuba.
  • Building the Berlin Wall begins

    Building the Berlin Wall begins
    The division of East and West Germany. It was the most tangible symbol of the Cold War.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Khruschev placed nuclear missiles in Cuba and pointed them at the US incase they were attacked. The scare lasted 13 days.
  • US sends troops to Vietnam

    US sends troops to Vietnam
    LBJ's responce to the Gulf of Tonkin incident. After being approved by Congress, sent 3,500 troops to South Vietnam to stop the spread of communism.
  • Nuclear Deterrent

    Nuclear Deterrent
    A stragety intendented to prevent nuclear war
  • Non Proliferation Agreement

    Non Proliferation Agreement
    An international treaty used to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    the united states successfully put a man on the moon. This was victory over the Soviets in the space race
  • Kent state shooting

    Kent state shooting
    The shooting were due to a student strike protesting the unitede states role in Vietnam the shootings were by the military whos job was to contain the riots.

    Brenzhnev and Nixion sign Strategic Arms Limitation Talks. It was an agreement to control nuclear weapons.
  • Fall of Sigon

    Fall of Sigon
    The capture of South Vietnam by the Viet Cong marking the end of the Vietman War and the start of transition into communism
  • Deng Xiaoping

    Deng Xiaoping
    Leadar of China. He was a communist which still formed tension in the Cold War
  • Margart Thatcher

    Margart Thatcher
    British Prime Minster who worked with Regan to end the Cold War
  • Pope John Paul II

    Pope John Paul II
    He visited Poland to speak about human rights and is consited to help end the Cold War

    Carter And Brezhnev signed SALTII, with more limitations and guidelines for nuclear weapons. This agreement had no effect and the Arms Race and Cold War coninued.
  • Soviets invade Afghanistan

    Soviets invade Afghanistan
    the Soviet Union wanted to create a stable communist goverment in Afghanistan and to gain trade routes with India
  • Lech Walesa

    Lech Walesa
    a human rights activist and later president of poland and eventually won a nobel peace prize for his work during the cold war
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    In its 28 years of dividing East and West Germany, over 5,000 Germans managed to cross the wall
  • Berlin Wall Fall

    Berlin Wall Fall
    The biggest symbol of the Cold War, which stood for 28 years. when it fell, the war was considered over.

    A treaty between US and USSR to control the amount of nuclear war heads atop of ICBM

    The number of strategic nuclear missiles will be reduced by half between the US and Russia