Social 11: Cold War Timeline


Creation of NATO

Approx. 1949

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization – is created as a military defense alliance because of fears created by the Cold War with Russia and its allies.

Cuban Missile Crisis


The U.S. and Soviet Union come close to nuclear war. The Soviet Union set nuclear weapon base in Cuba in order to get access to launch a attack on the US.

Vietnam War

1965 - 1973

Vietnam was divided into north/south. The US feared the communism would spread from Vietnam to other Asian country, its government launched an attack on Vietnam.