Cold War

Events

Bolshevik Revolution

November 1917

Stalin

1922 - 1953

Roosevelt

1933 - 1945

WWII

1939 - 1945

United Nations

1945

Chinese Civil War

1945 - 1949

Truman

1945 - 1953

Yalta Conference

February 4, 1945 - February 11, 1945

San Francisco Conference

Avril, 1945

Potsdam

17 jul 1945 - 2 aug 1945

Hiroshima

August 6, 1945

URSS declares war at Japan

August 8, 1945

Nagasaki

August 9, 1945

Iron Curtain evoked by Churchill

1946

Civil War in Greece

1946 - 1949

Long Telegram

February 22, 1946

National Security Act

1947

Marshall Plan

1947

Communists seize power in Poland

January 1947

Truman Doctrine

March 1947

Berlin Crises

1948 - 1949

Berlin airlift

June 1948 - May 1949

NATO

April 4, 1949

Soviet Union explodes its first atomic bomb

August 1949

Communists win Chinese Civil War

October 1949

Korean War

1950 - 1953

NSC-68

April 14, 1950

Eisenhower

1953 - 1961

Death of Stalin

1953

Khrouchtchev

1953 - 1964

SEATO

September 8, 1954

Vietnam War

1955 - 1975

Third World emergence

1955

Warsaw Pact

May 14, 1955

Geneva Summit

July 18, 1955

Hungarian Uprising

1956

Khrouchtchev proposes a pacific co-existence

1956

Red Army crushes the Hungarian Revolution

November 1956

Soviets launch first man made satellite

October 1957

Fidel Castro

1959 - 1976

U2 shut down

May 1, 1960

Berlin Wall

1961 - 1989

Kennedy

1961 - 1963

Bay of Pigs

April 1961

Khrouchtchev and Kennedy summit regarding the Cuban Missile Crisis

June 3, 1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 14, 1962 - October 28, 1962

Evidence of Soviet missile in Cuba

October 14, 1962

Kennedy announces Cuban blocus

October 22, 1962

Khrouchtchev agrees to remove the missiles from Cuba

October 28, 1962

Red Phone

1963

Johnson

1963 - 1969

Brejnev

1964 - 1966

Nixon

1969 - 1974

Reunification of Germany

1990

End of the Soviet Union

December 25, 1991