Origins of the Cold War

Leaders

Roosevelt

1945 - April 1945

Stalin

1945 - 1953

Churchill

1945 - April 1945

Atlee

April 1945 - 1951

Truman

April 1945 - 1953

Churchill

1951 - 1955

Khrushchev

1953 - 1955

Eisenhower

1953 - 1955

Events

Yalta

February 1945

Potsdam

July 1945

Bombing on Hiroshima

August 1945

America claimed it was in order to stop WW2.

Iron Curtain Speech

March 1946

Truman Doctrine

March 1947

USA

Marshall Aid

June 1947

USA

Cominform

September 1947

Russia

Berlin Blockade

June 1948 - May 1949

NATO

1949

USA

Comecon

1949

Russia

Molotov Plan

1949

Russia

USSR develops A-Bomb

1950

Korean War

June 1950 - 1953

USA develops H-Bomb

1952

USSR develops H-Bomb

1953

Peaceful Co-existance

1953 - 1955

Destalinastion
Co-existing with the West

Warsaw Pact

1955