The Cold War, Main Events

  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs

    Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs
    Sent an indirect Message to the USSR stating that "we have nuclear weapons and will use them"
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    The serious view of the USSR and trying to stump its advances
  • NATO established

    NATO established
    An alliance to unify world powers against the growing USSR influence.
  • 1st Soviet Atomic Bomb dropped

    1st Soviet Atomic Bomb dropped
    The beginning of a nuclear worry era
  • Korean War Begins

    Korean War Begins
    The first time The USSR and the USA had a proxy war in a 3rd world country
  • Sputnik

    Gave the world a view into USSR's power in the space race. (RED)
  • Vietnam War Starts

    Vietnam War Starts
    Important war in the USSR and USA's battle in world domination.
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    A time where the Cold War almost came to a war of nuclear blasts. (RED)
  • Russians Invade Afghanistan

    Russians Invade Afghanistan
    The USA supported Afghanistan, providing weapons, then leaving when the Soviets gave up. The US left without helping Afghanistan rebuild the devastation led to much resentment towards the US eventually the rise of the Taliban
  • The fall of the Berlin Wall

    The fall of the Berlin Wall
    The wall was the biggest symbol of Communism, the tearing down signifies its dissipation (AMBER)