Joseph Stalin: The Cold War


The "Iron Curtain" descends on Europe

Approx. 1948

Stalin Blockades West Germany in an attempt to stop supply flow

Approx. 1948

Successful Chinese revolution led by Mao Zedong

Approx. 1949

The first successful Soviet atom bomb is tested

Approx. September, 1949

Korean War

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

Stalin dies of a stroke

March 5, 1953