Cold War Timeline

Treaties, Documents, and Events

Potsdam Conference

July 17 1945

Berlin Airlift

November 30 1945

Truman Doctrine

March 12, 1947

Marshall Plan

April 1948

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Vietnam War

1954 - 1975

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 14 1962 - October 28 1962

Nuclear Test-Ban

October 7, 1963

Nuclear Non-Proliferation

July 1, 1968

Salt 2

1974 - 1979

SALT 1

November 24, 1974

Solidarity Movement in Poland

August 31, 1980

Glasnost and Perestroika

1985 - 1991

fall of the Berlin Wall

November 9, 1989