Postwar/Cold War

Movements/Wars

Chinese Civil War

1944 - 1947

Cold War

1945 - 1991

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Vietnam War

1959 - 1975

Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

1979

Maastricht Treaty

1992

EU and Euro

Introduction of Euro

2002

Eastern Bloc

Death of Stalin

March 5, 1953

Establishment of Warsaw Pact

1955

Berlin Wall

August 13, 1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 1962

Prague Spring

January 1968

Velvet Revolution

Gorbachev becomes leader of SU

1985

perestroika and glasnost

Fall of Soviet Union

1991

West

UN Charter Ratified

1945

Churchill delivers Iron Curtain Speech

1946

Truman Doctrine

March 12, 1947

Marshall Plan

June 1947

Foundation of NATO

1949

Treaty of Rome

March 25, 1957

established EEC

New Left

1960 - 1969

Wave of Student Protests in Europe and US

1968

WHY?

Willy Brandt becomes German chancellor

1969

i. 1970 began reconciliation with rest of Europe (Ostpolitik)
a. treaties with Eastern Europe

Green Peace

1971

Irish bloody Sunday

1972

13 Catholic peace marchers

Oil Crisis

1973

OPEC embargoes US

Margaret Thatcher become prime minister

1979

conservative, against European unity

Reunification of Germany

Jan 1, 1989