Cold War

Main

Teheran Conference

November 1943

USA had Nuclear Bomb

1945

Yalta Conference

February 1945

Potsdam Conference

July 1945

Long Telegram

1946

Novikov's Telegram

1946

Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech

March 1946

Trizonia Named

1947

Cominform Set Up

1947

Truman Doctrine

1947

Marshall Plan

1947

Yugoslavia left USSR

1948

German Assembly and Detuschmark started in Trizonia

1948

Berlin Blockade Started

June 1948

USSR had Nuclear Bomb

1949

Comecon Set Up

1949

NATO Formed

April 1949

Berlin Blockade Ended

May 1949

West Germany became an Independent State

September 1949

East Germany became an Independent State

October 1949

Both superpowers had Hydrogen Bombs

1953

Stalin Died

1953

Warsaw Pact formed

1955

Khrushchev's Secret Speech

1956

Hungarian Uprising

October 1956

Khrushchev give's first six month deadline to USA

November 1958

Khrushchev declared Berlin belonged to the East

November 1958

Cuban Revolution

1959

Geneva Summit

May 1959

Camp David Meeting

September 1959

Paris Conference

May 1960

Bay of Pigs Incident

1961

Vienna Conference

June 1961

Berlin Wall built

August 1961

Khrushchev decided to build nuclear base on Cuba

August 1961

The Thirteen Days

October 1962

Kennedy visited Berlin

1963

'Hotline' between USA and Russia set up

June 1963

Limited Test Ban Treaty Signed

August 1963

Outer Space Treaty

1967

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

1968

Prague Spring

January 1968

Czechoslovakia Invaded

August 1968

SALT 1

1972

The Helsinki Agreements

1975

Apollo-Soyuz Space Mission

1975

Kabul Revolution (Afghanistan)

April 1979

Amin became President of Afghanistan

October 1979

Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

December 1979

US Boycott of Moscow Olympic Games

1980

Reagan's 'Evil Empire' speech

March 1983

SDI- 'Star Wars'

1984

Gorbachev became USSR leader

1985

Geneva Summit

November 1985

Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster

April 1986

Reykjavik Meeting

October 1986

Reagan visited Moscow

1988

The Malta Summit

1989

Hungary: First Free Elections

1989

Polish Communist Government defeated

June 1989

Velvet Revolution (Czech Republic/Slovakia)

November 1989

Berlin Wall falls

November 1989

East Germany: Communists lose elections

1990

The CFE Agreement

1990

USSR Military Co-operation ended

1990

START 1

1991

Warsaw Pact dossolved

July 1991

Gorbachev lost power

August 1991

Fall of the Soviet Union

December 1991