1945-2005 Timeline

1945-2005

1945 UN formed

1945

1946 The Philippines gains independence

1946

1947-1991 Cold War

1947 - 1991

1947 Marshall Plan

1947

1947 Partition of India & Pakistan

1947

1948 Formation of Israel

1948

1948 Burma gains independence

1948

1949 NATO formed

1949

1949 Mao Zedong in control

1949

1949 Indonesia gains indpendence

1949

1950-1953 Korean War

1950 - 1953

1955 Warsaw Pact formed

1955

1956 Suez Crisis

1956

1957-1973 Vietnam War

1957 - 1973

1957 Ghana gains independence

1957

1957 Federation of Malaya created

1957

1958-1961 Great Leap Forward

1958 - 1961

1960 The Congo gains indpendence

1960

1962 Algeria gains independence

1962

1962 Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

1963 Kenya gains independence

1963

1965 Singapore becomes independent

1965

1966-1971 Cultural Revolution

1966 - 1971

1967 Six-Day War

1967

1967 Secession of Biafra

1967

1970 Reunification of Nigeria

1970

1972 SALT I Treaty signd

1972

1979 SALT II Treaty signed

1979

1980 Deng Xiaoping emerges

1980

1985 Glasnost introduced

1985

1985 Perestroika introduced

1985

1989 F.W. de Klerk elected

1989

1989 Berlin Wall opened

1989

1989 Tiananmen Square

1989

1990 Reunification of Germany

1990

1991 August Coup

1991

1991 Dissolution of USSR

1991

1993 Czechoslovakia splits

1993

1994 Nelson Mandela elected

1994

1994 South Africa's first universal elections

1994

1997 Britain returns Hong Kong to China

1997