Martin Colacicco

Cold War

Malayan Emergency

1947 - 1950

Cold War

1947 - 1991

Major Events

Russia enters war against Japan

8/8/1945

Winston Churchill delivers "Iron Curtain" Speech

03/01/1946

Berlin Blockade Begins

6/24/1948

Berlin Blockade ends

05/12/1949

Korean War Begins

June 1950

Korean War Ends

July 1953

KGB Established

March 1954

Cuba taken over by Fadel Castro

January 1959

John F Kennedy Elected President of USA

November 1960

Construction Of Berlin Wall Begins

8/17/1961

Cuban Missle Crisis

October 1962

President Nixon Extends Vietnam War to Cambodia

April 1970

President Nixon Resigns

August 1974

President Nixon Proposes Strategic Defense Initiative

1983

Mikhail Gorbachev ascends to power in Soviet Union

1985

USA and Soviet Union sign treaty

October 1987

Berlin Wall Falls

November 1989

End of Soviet Union

August 1991