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Cold War

1945 - 1991

Start

1945

End of World War II
Germany Splits
United States first used atomic bomb in war

events

1947

Winston Churchill delivers "Iron Curtain" Speech
Truman declares active role in Greek Civil War
Marshall Plan is announced

Major Events

Korean War Ends

1945

Russia enters war against Japan

8/8/1945

Winston Churchill delivers "Iron Curtain" Speech

1946

Berlin Blockade Begins

1949

Berlin Blockade ends

1950

Korean War Begins

1953

Korean War Ends

1954

KGB Established

1959

Cuba taken over by Fadel Castro

1960

John F Kennedy Elected President of USA

1961

Construction Of Berlin Wall Begins

1962

Cuban Missle Crisis

1970

President Nixon Extends Vietnam War to Cambodia

1974

President Nixon Resigns

1983

President Nixon Proposes Strategic Defense Initiative

1985

Mikhail Gorbachev ascends to power in Soviet Union

1987

USA and Soviet Union sign treaty

1989

End of Soviet Union

1991

Berlin Wall Falls

1991