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
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
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.
Mutually Assured Destruction. America had just as Russia to destroy each other.
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.
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
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.
The United States, Great Britian and Canada called for an international organization to regulate Atonic Therory
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.
Orignionally Truman's address; the idea to forestall communism from spreading in Europe and the world. Came into effect in the Korean War.
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.
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
created by the u.S.,canada, and several western european nations to provide security against the soviet union
Chinese Communist Revolution
Communism spreads through china after the Chinese civil war
In 1950 they authorized a U.S. led coalition to repel the North Korean invasion of South Korea.
Joseph McCarthey speech
Joseph MCcarthey says he has a list of 205 communist the work in the state department, which wasn't true.
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 overthrew the Batista goverment and establishe a socialist state and communist goverment.
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.
The Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik. The world's first artifical satellite into space which started the space race.
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
The division of East and West Germany. It was the most tangible symbol of the Cold War.
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
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.
A stragety intendented to prevent nuclear war
Non Proliferation Agreement
An international treaty used to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons
the united states successfully put a man on the moon. This was victory over the Soviets in the space race
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
The capture of South Vietnam by the Viet Cong marking the end of the Vietman War and the start of transition into communism
Leadar of China. He was a communist which still formed tension in the Cold War
British Prime Minster who worked with Regan to end the Cold War
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
the Soviet Union wanted to create a stable communist goverment in Afghanistan and to gain trade routes with India
a human rights activist and later president of poland and eventually won a nobel peace prize for his work during the cold war
In its 28 years of dividing East and West Germany, over 5,000 Germans managed to cross the wall
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