The Cold War


First atomic bomb test (trinity)

July 16, 1945

First Soviet A bomb


First Hydrogen Bomb


Soviet H bomb


Hungarian Revolution of 1956

23 October 1956 - 10 November 1956

First ICBM



October 4, 1957



Nuclear test band treaty


100 countries
not France and china
bc of Sino soviet split

Chinese First bomb


France withdraws from NATO


Non-Proliferation Treaty


keep nuclear Technology between those that had it.

Prague Spring

January 5, 1968 - August 21, 1968

The Prague Spring was a period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia during the era of its domination by the Soviet Union after World War II. It began on 5 January 1968, when reformist Alexander Dubček was elected First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (KSČ), and continued until 21 August when the Soviet Union and other members of the Warsaw Pact invaded the country to halt the reforms.

Dubcek believes in keeping socialism but with a human face

Many people horrified + Scarred Chinese

Brezhev Doctrine

August 21, 1968

the doctrine expounded by Leonid Brezhnev in November 1968 affirming the right of the Soviet Union to intervene in the affairs of Communist countries to strengthen Communism. (Gave permission for Warsaw Pact to halt Prague Spring in Czeckoslaka)

Nixon doctrine


leads to vietnaiztion

Sino-Soviet Border Clashes

3/2/1969 - 9/11/1969

Fighting on the boarder. partly because Chinese now scared by Breznez doctorian

apollo 11

July 16 1969

pentagon papers


The Pentagon Papers was the name given to a secret Department of Defense study of U.S. political and military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967, prepared at the request of Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in 1967.

U.S.-Chinese Rapprochement

1971 - 1972

Kissinger Visits china secretly. July 1971 to meet with Chinese officials and set up plans for Nixon to come visit in feb 1972



Salt 1


Nixon goes to beijing


nixon vists being open door to china

wheat sold to ussr


ping pong diplomacy


Ping-pong diplomacy refers to the exchange of table tennis (ping-pong) players between the United States and People's Republic of China (PRC) in the early 1970s. The event marked a thaw in Sino-American relations that paved the way to a visit to Beijing by President Richard Nixon.

Salt II

1972 - 1979

FALED: Was a aggrement to limit both sides nuclear warheads to 2,250. Was never ratified by congress and instead the U.S. persue SDI, Starwars,

Oil crisis OPEC


Slow oil to any country supporting Israel

Paris peace accords


The Paris Peace Accords, officially titled the Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam

Helsinki accords


The Helsinki Final Act was an agreement signed by 35 nations that concluded the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, held in Helsinki, Finland. The multifaceted Act addressed a range of prominent global issues and in so doing had a far-reaching effect on the Cold War and U.S.-Soviet relations.

Time periods


1963 - 1968

release of tensions between U.S. and U.S.S.R.


1969 - 1979

the easing of hostility or strained relations, especially between countries.

ost politik


(willy brandt west germany)
the foreign policy of detente of western European countries with reference to the former communist bloc, especially the opening of relations with the Eastern bloc by the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) in the 1960s.

Brandt wanted West Germany to recognize east Germany. They did in 1970 which Recognized the boarder with East Germany and Poland


1969 - 1974

president of the united states

Military interventions

Vietnam War

1955 - 1975

Suez Crisis

29 October 1956 - 7 November 1956

Cuban missile crisis

14 october 1962 - 28 october 1962

6 day war

June 5, 1967 - June 10, 1967

Egypt vs. Israel

The Six-Day War, also known as the June War, 1967 Arab–Israeli War, or Third Arab–Israeli War, was fought between June 5 and 10, 1967 by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria.

Prague spring


The Prague Spring (Czech: Pražské jaro, Slovak: Pražská jar) was a period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia during the era of its domination by the Soviet Union after World War II.

Yom Kippur war


Soviets invade Afghanistan

1979 - 1989

Before the invasion Afghanistan was pro U.S. then in April 1978 the Afghan army took control and installed Marxism under Our Mohammad Taraki. Dec. 1978 Soviet agree to support Afghanistan. Religious radicals begin attacking gov. bc islam goes against Marxism bc in islam god decides who is rich and poor not the gov. The government crack down taking in over 29,000 political prisoners. The Mujahideen fight back. Our was over thrown and killed by Hafizullah Amin in Sep 1979. Amin extremely unprodictable and radical asked both U.S. and Soivets for help. Soviet Union Feared the U.S. would gain control so they invaded in December 1979. U.S. would support Mujahideen

American Leaders


1957 - 1960


1961 - 1963


1963 - 1969


1969 - 1974


1974 - 1977


1977 - 1981

Soviet Leaders

Nikita Khrushchev

1955 - 1964

Leonid Brezhnev

1964 - 1982