Cold War Timeline of Events

Pro-Democratic

Iron Curtain Speech

1946

Truman Doctrine 1947

1947

Marshall Plan

1948

Berlin Airlift

1948 - 1949

Creation of NATO

1949

NSC-68

1950

JFK becomes president

1960

Ronald Reagan

1967 - 1975

Prague Spring

1968

Fall of Berlin Wall

1989

Collapse of Soviet Union

1991

Pro-Communist

Berlin Blockade

1948 - 1949

Mao Zedong

1949

Warsaw Pact

1955

Sputnik Launched

1957

Nikita Khrushchev

1958 - 1964

U-2 Spy Incident

1960

Construction of the Berlin Wall

1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

Fidel Castro

1967 - 2008

Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

1979

Mikhail Gorbachev

1985 - 1991

Democratic/Communist

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Vietnam War

1959 - 1975

SALT I

1969 - 1972