Cold war

The Cold War: The United States vs. USSR

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    Yalta Conference

    This conference was held to make the decision of how Germany was to be split into 4 different areas to prevent further German dominance in Europe.
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    Potsdam Conference

    The potsdam conference split Germany into 4 different zones combined of The United States, France, Great Britain, and the USSR.
  • Truman Doctrine

    The Truman Doctrine declared an active role in the Greek CIvil War.
  • Marshall Plan

  • Communists take over Czechoslovakia

    Communism starts its spread in February of 1948, and Czechoslovakia was the first victim that fell to Communism, and more will continue to fall.
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    Berlin Blockade/ Berlin Airlift

    The USSR cut off all accsess ports to berlin while the United States and its allies continued to airlift supplies and soldiers into Berlin to keep from collapsing, eventually Stalin gave up and removed the blocakde.
  • NATO ratified

    NATO was ratified creating an alliance between the United States and several North Atlantic countries to fend off Communism.
  • Communism in China

    Communist Mao Zedong takes control of China and establishes the People's Republic of China.
  • Joe Mccarthy Witch Hunt

    On this Senator Joe McCarthy intialized The Red Scare in the United States saying that hea had a list of 250 currently known communist in office in the United States.
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    Korean War

    The Korean War was the first major international conflict that followed the end of the Second World War. It was the initial test for the newly formed United Nations, which had been created in an attempt to prevent a future world war from happening, through the use of negotiations, dialogue, and, if necessary, the use of force as supplied by the Armed Forces of the member nations.
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    Nuclear Arms Race

    atomic test series of 11 explosions at Nevada Test Site.
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    Vietnam split at 17th parallel

    Vietnam is split into 2 at the 17th parallel.
  • Warsaw Pact formed

    The Warsaw Pact was formed to counter against the United States and NATO which also brought the term brinkmanship into play.
  • Communism on the move

    USSR sent tanks into Poznan, Poland, to suppress demonstrations by workers.
  • Communism on the move: part 2

    USSR sent military aid to Afghanistan to help them.
  • Vostok Launched

    Vostok was the first ICBM launched ever. This was considered a big threat to the U.S. as the USSR could strike without even leaving their country.
  • Sputnick Launched Into orbit

    The USSR begins the space race as the U.S. and USSR begin their way to the moon. The USSR gets the first step by launching a satelitte into space and this was known as sputnik.
  • Withdrawal of Soviet Troops from Berlin

    Khrushchev demands withdrawal of all soviet troops in berlin
  • Sputnik II Launched

    USSR launches Sputnik II to be the first country to put a dog into space. the dogs name was Laika, sadly she died once she got into orbit.
  • Explorer I Launched

    Explorer I was launched into space, and this signified the space race between the USSR and the United States.
  • Fidel Castro takes over Cuba

    Fidel Castro takes over Cuba as a Communist dictator, and the U.S. now has a communist threat 60 miles off the coast of Florida.
  • U-2 spy plane shot down

    Soviet Union revals that they shot down a U.S. spy plane.
  • John F. Kennedy elected

    John F. Kennedy elected into office.
  • Cuba and Soviet Union

    Cuba openly aligns itself with the Soviet Union and their policies.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    The Bay of Pigs Invasion was the first attempt to topple Castro and his fellow communist in Cuba. Though it failed completely.
  • Berlin Wall goes up

    Constrution of the Berlin Wall begins.
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    USSR moves missles to Cuba creating a huge threat to the homeland, and puts the U.S. on full alert.
  • President Kennedy Assassinated

    President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas while riding in parade.
  • Gulf of Tonkin incident

    North VIetnamese shoot at US ships in the Gulf of Tonkin.
  • Man on the Moon

    Apollo 11 lands on the moon landing the US at the top of the space race by being the first country to land a man on the moon.
  • Vietnam Cease fire

    Firing between North vietnam ad The United States ends.
  • President Nixon resigns

    President Nixon resigns bfore being impeached.
  • north vietnam defeats south vietnam

    North Vietnam defeats South Vietnam which falls to Communist forces.
  • poland: independent

    Poland becomes independent.
  • Hungary:independent

    Hungary becomes independent.
  • Berlin Wall comes down

    Berlin Wall is demolished and East Germany allows unrestricted migration to West Germany.
  • Fall of Communism

    Communist governments fall in Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, and Rumania.The decline of the Soviet Union.
  • Germany reunited

    Germany restored to its original state.
  • End of Cold War

    End of the soviet union nd the cold war.