Cold War

Events

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Cold War

1945 - 1991

Yalta Conference

1945

Potsdam Conference

1945

Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech

March 5, 1946

Formation of West Germany

May 1946

Truman Doctrine

March 12, 1947

Marshall Plan

June 5, 1947

Berlin Airlift

1948 - 1949

NATO formed

April 4, 1949

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Paris East

January 1952

Geneva Accords

1954

Warsaw Pact

May 5, 1955

Hungarian Revolution

1956

Suez Crisis

October 29, 1956

Space Race

October 4, 1957

Bay of Pigs

1961

Berlin Wall

August 13, 1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia

August 20, 1968

Vietnam War

1969

SALT

1972

Paris Peace Accords

1973

Iranian Hostage Crisis

November 4, 1979 - January 20, 1981

Moscow Olympics Boycott

1980

LA Olympics Boycott

1984

Chernobyl Disaster

April 26 1986

Soviet/Afghanistan war

February 15, 1989

End of the Soviet Union

December 25, 1991