The Cold War

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  • The Russian Revolution

    The Russian Revolution
    The Russian Revolution Lasted from March 18, 1917, through November 7, 1917. It was a social and political revolution with the Russian Empire. Then the abolishment of the monarchy which had the Soviet Union and the Bolsheviks which then the Civil War ended
  • Postdam Conference

    Postdam Conference
    This event took place in Cecilienhof, Potsdam, Germany, it lasted through Jul 17, 1945 – Aug 2, 1945. It was the last of the Big Three meetings during World War II. It was attended by Joesph Stalin (Russian), Winston Churchill (Brittish) and Harry S. Truman (American). The three of them decided on how to administer Germany which had agreed to unconditional surrender nine weeks earlier on 8 May (Victory in Europe Day)
  • Atomic Bomb-Hiroshima/Nagasaki

    Atomic Bomb-Hiroshima/Nagasaki
    Two nuclear weapons the United States detonated over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This happened on August 6 and August 9 in 1945. They got concent by the United Kingdom which was required by the Quebec Agreement.
  • Molotov Plan

    Molotov Plan
    In 1947 the Soviet Union to provide aid to rebuild the countries in Eastern Europe. They helped only the countries that were politically and economically aligned with them
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    The Truman Doctrine was an American foreign policy. It was announced to Congress by President Harry S. Truman. I was later developed on July 4, 1948, when he pledged to contains threats in Greece and Turkey.
  • Alger Hiss Case

    Alger Hiss Case
    He was born on November 11, 1904, in Baltimore MD. He was an American Government who was accused of spying on the Soviet Union. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison for sending the Soviet Union documents 10 years earlier of the government. They called this case a "witch hunt" which is a way of saying of some type of proof of saying that he did or did not send them the documents. His wife and he were convicted and sentenced to the electric chair.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    This plan was passed in 1948 to aid Western Europe which then was helped by the United States which gave them $12 billion in economic assistance to help them rebuild after World War ll. It operated for 4 years
  • Berlin Blockade/ Airlift

    Berlin Blockade/ Airlift
    The Blockade was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. In World War ll the Western Allies' railway was blocked by the Germans and the Soviet Union(June 24, 1948 – May 12, 1949). The Western Allies organized the Berlin Airlift it was made to carry supplies to West Berlin(June 26, 1948 – September 30, 1949)
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    It was decided in writing on November 30, 1945, that there would be three 20 mile wide air corridors providing access to Berlin. The Soviets could not claim that the cargo plane was a military threat.
  • NATO

    NATO
    NATO is an international alliance that consists of 29 member states from North America and Europe. The North Atlantic Treaty established the signing on April 4, 1949
  • First Soviet Bomb Test

    First Soviet Bomb Test
    Classified research and development program that was authorized by Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union to develop nuclear weapons during World War II. The Soviet scientific community discussed the possibility of an atomic bomb throughout the 1930s.
  • Chinese Communist Revolution

    Chinese Communist Revolution
  • Korean War

    Korean War
  • Hungarian Revolution

    Hungarian Revolution
    This was a nationwide revolution
  • U2 incident

    U2 incident
    United States U-2 spy plane was shot down by the Soviet Air defense force. This took place in Kosulino, Russia the plane was flown by Francis Gary Powers when the plane was hit by a S-75 S-75 Dvina surface-to-air missile and crashed near Sverdlovsk.
  • Invasion of Czechoslovakia

    Invasion of Czechoslovakia
    The invasion which is mainly known as Operation Danube was a joint invasion of Czechoslovakia by five Warsaw Pact countries,
    East Germany, Hungry, Bulgaria, Poland and The Soviet Union
    on the 20-21 of August in 1968
  • Nixion visits China

    Nixion visits China
    This week-long visit, of Nixion, going to China from February 21 to 28, 1972, allowed the American public to view images of China for the first time in over two decades. President Nixion and his senior advisers engaged in substantive discussions with the PRC leadership, including a meeting with Chairman Mao Zedong.
  • Reagan Elected

    Reagan Elected
    Ronald Wilson Reagan became the highly influential voice of modern conservatism when elected as the 40th president of the United States Of America. He was first appointed president on January 20, 1981, he was president until January 20, 1989. He was part of the republican party. But before he was president he was well known in Hollywood and he was a union leader before serving as the 33rd governor of California from 1967 to 1975.
  • SDI announced

    SDI announced
    On 23 March 1983, Reagan announced SDI in a nationally televised speech, saying that he was calling on the scientific community who gave us nuclear weapons to turn it around and start spreading world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete."
  • Geneva Conference with Gorbachev

    Geneva Conference with Gorbachev
    The Geneva Summit of 1985 was a Cold War-era meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. On November 19 and 20, 1985 the president of the United States (Ronald Regan) and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev met for the first time to hold talks on international diplomatic relations and the arms race.
  • ‘Tear down this wall’ speech

    ‘Tear down this wall’ speech
    On Friday, June 12, 1987, in West Berlin President Ronald Reagan gave a speech "Tear down this wall", also known as the Berlin Wall Speech. The speech was about
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Fall of the Berlin Wall
    Berlin from 1961 to 1989 that had a concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided them. On August 13, 1961, by the German Democratic Republic, construction of the Wall was commenced