The Cold War Timeline

  • Stalin

    Stalin was born in 1878 and died in 1953. He was a dictator of the Soviet Union's side. He helped the Soviet Union become stronger.
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  • Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh
    Ho Chi Minh was a political leader. He was boen in 1890 and died in 1969. He was president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
  • Khrushchev

    Khrushchev was born in 1894 and died in 1971. He led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War. He served first Secretary of the Communist of the Council of Ministers from 1958 to 1964.
  • Yeltsin

    Yeltsin was born in 1931 and died in 2007. He was a Russian Politician and president of the Russian Federation from 1991 to 1999.
  • Los Angeles Olympics

    Los Angeles Olympics
    The Los Angeles Olympics started in 1932. it has been famous from 1932 and is still famous today,.
  • Iron Curtain

    Iron Curtain
    The iron Curtain was the seperation between west and east of the Soviet Union. It seperated Communism and democracy.
  • United Nations

    United Nations
    The United Nations is the world's largest, foremost, and most prominent international organization. It helped organized the country.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    Doctrine by US president Truman, that the US should give support to countries or peoples that were threatened. it was an international relations policy set forth by Harry Truman in speech.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The Berlin Airlift supplied food and fuel to citizens of west Berlin when the Russians closed off land access to Berlin. It allowed Berlin to become stronger.
  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    The Marshall Plan was made to prevent the spread of Soviet Communism. It was to help America during WW2.
  • European Economic Cooperation

    European Economic Cooperation
    The European Economic Cooperation was an organization of European nations set up in 1948 to allocate postwar US aid.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    The north atlantic treay organization was an association of European and North American countries. It was formed for defense of Europe and North Atlantic against the Soviet Union.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    The Warsaw Pact was a treaty of mutual defense and military aid. It was signed by communist states of Europe under Soviet influence.
  • People's Republic of China

    People's Republic of China
    The people's Republic of China was the social classes of the country. The classes consisted of workers, peasants, petite bourgeoisie, and national-capitalists. It organized China during 1949.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean War lasted from 1950 to 1953. It was a war between North and South Korea.
  • Putin

    Vladimir Putin was born in 1952. He was a Russian politician. He was preisdent of Russia from 2000-2008. Also, prime minister of Russia from 200-1999. And again from 2008-2012.
  • Explosion of the first hydrogen bomb

    Explosion of the first hydrogen bomb
    The United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Geneva Accords

    Geneva Accords
    The Geneva Accords was the reults from a conference in Geneva, Switzerland. It was formed to model permanent status agreement to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • Vietnam

    Vietnamw ar was a protracted conflict that pitted the communist government of North Vietnam and its allies in South vietnam against each other.
  • Suez Canal/ Nasser

    Suez Canal/ Nasser
    Nasser announced the Suez Canal in 1956. The Suez Canal was essentially built to make trade easier and more efficient.
  • Sputnik

    Sputnik was the first artificial Earth satelite. The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was a crisis following the discovery by the US of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba. It was a dangerous moment between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
  • Berlin Wall is erected

    Berlin Wall is erected
    The Berlin Wall was a guarded wall between East and West Berlin by the communist authorities. It was built to try to prevent war and to seperate communism and democracy.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    The Tet Offensive was an offensive by the Vietcong and North Vietnamese armies against South Vietnam. It begun with a surprised attack.
  • Helsinki Accords

    Helsinki Accords
    Helsinki Accords was the final act of the conference on security and cooperation in Europe. It was an agreement between the Soviet bloc and the West for conomic, commercial, and scientific coopereation.
  • KGB (Committee for State Security)

    KGB (Committee for State Security)
    The KGB was the state security police of former USSR. It was to ensure that there was security for the country and that the country for stay safe,
  • Gorbachev

    Mikhail Gorbachev was born in 1978. He was a former Soviet Statesma, having served as General Secretary of the Communist PArty of the Soviet Union.
  • Iranian Hostage Crisis

    Iranian Hostage Crisis
    The Iranian Hostage Crisis was a diplomatic crisis between Iran and the United States.
  • Russian Invasion of Afghanistan

    Russian Invasion of Afghanistan
    The Russian Invasion of Afghanistan was a war between Russia and Afghanistan that lasted about 10 years. Many died during it, and there were not many servivors.
  • Moscow Olympics

    Moscow Olympics
    The Moscow Olympics will be remembered as muhc for the athletes that were not ther as the ones that were. The United States team boycotted the olympics.
  • Lech Watesa and the Solidarity Movement in Poland

    Lech Watesa and the Solidarity Movement in Poland
    Lech Watesa was in office in 1990. He founded the Solidarity Movement in Poland in 1980. The Solidarity Movement in Poland was a social movement that helped Poland advance in the Cold War.
  • Perestroika and Glasnost

    Perestroika and Glasnost
    Perestroika means restructuring. Glasnost means openess. They were 2 complimentary policies that reformed within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union durin gthe Cold War.
  • Chernobyl

    Chernobyl was a disaster that was a nuclear accident that happened in Ukraine. It was under the direct and essential authorities of the Soviet Union.
  • Tiananmen Square

    Tiananmen Square
    Tiananmen Square was the center of Beijing adjacent to the Forbidden City. The government troops opened fire there on the unarmed pro-democracy.
  • Berlin Wall is Torn Down

    Berlin Wall is Torn Down
    The Berlin Wall is torn down as a symbol of increasing freedom in the country.
  • End of the USSR

    End of the USSR
    The end of the USSR was the end of WW2. The Soviet Union ended it in 1991.