Cold War timeline


Marshall plan

June 3, 1948

12 billion dollars in economic support

Mao zedong

October 1 1949

China's communist power prevailed against nationalists

KGB established

March 13 1954

State of security committee

Warsaw pact

May 14 1955

Defense treaty among Soviet Union and others

Fidel castro


Fist communist state in western hemisphere

Vietnam war

November 1 1959

Known as second indochina war

Construction of Berlin Wall

August 13 1961

Totally encircled West Berlin

Iranian hostage crisis

November 4 1979

Fifty two American diplomats and citizens held hostage

Tiananmen square


Protests student led demonstrations in Beijing