Cold War and Decolonization

Main

Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" Speech

3/5/1946

Truman Doctrine

3/12/1947

Marshall Plan

4/3/1948 - 1952

Berlin Blockade

6/24/1948 - 5/12/1949

Berlinairlift

6/27/1948 - 5/12/1949

Creation of NATO

4/4/1949

Mao Zedong's takeover of China

10/1/1949

NSC-68

4/14/1950

Korean War

6/25/1950 - 7/27/1953

creation of Warsaw Pact

5/14/1955

Vietnam War

December 1956 - 4/30/1975

Sputnik Launched

10/4/1957

Nikita Khrushchev becomes leader of the USSR

3/27/1958

Fidel Castro becomes leader of Cuba

2/16/1959

U-2 Spy Incident

5/1/1960

JFK - President of US

1/20/1961

construction of the Berlin Wall

8/15/1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

10/14/1962 - 10/28/1962

SALT I

11/17/1969 - May 1972

Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

12/24/1979 - 2/15/1989

Ronald Reagan becomes president of the US.

1/20/1981

Mikhail Gorbachev becomes leader of the USSR

3/11/1985

Fall of the Berlin Wall

11/9/1989

Collapse of the Soviet Union

12/26/1991