Cold War

Events

Bolshevik Revolution

1917

March Revolution

1917

Conferences

Tehran Conference

1943

Yalta Conference

1945

Potsdam Conference

1945

Nuclear Weapons

US develop A Bomb

1945

Soviet's develop A Bomb

1949

US develop H Bomb

1949

Soviet's develop H Bomb

1953

SALT 1 Signed

1972

Detente

Nixon Doctrine

1969

Ostpolitik

1969

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

Pentagon Papers

1971

Ping-Pong Diplomacy

1972

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 2

1972

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

Yom Kippur War

1973

Helsinki Accords

1975

Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

1979

Thaw

The Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

1963

France leaves NATO

1966

The 6 Day War

1967

Prague Spring

1968

Brezhnev Doctrine

1968

Economic Events

IMF (International Monetary Fund) established

1944

Also formed at the Bretton-Woods conference; Funded mostly by US dollars to provide money for deserving nations; became more political

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

1944

Established at the Bretton-Woods conference to help war-torn nations rebuild their infrastructure; continued use for developing nations today

Marshall Plan

1947

US aid amounting in the billions of dollars to fight communism in Western Europe

Benelux

1947

Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg getting a trade union together

OEEC

1948

Oversaw which countries would receive Marshall Aid

Comecon

1949

The Soviet counter to Marshall Aid

ECSC

1951

To improve relations and sharing a common border with France and Germany

EEC

1957

The building of a “Common market” and the result of the Treaty of Rome

Collective Security

The National Security Act

1947

NSC--National Security Council
Creation of the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency)
Covert operations
Creation of the Pentagon
Where the joint chiefs of staff will be based and they inform the president

NATO

1949

The creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization which promoted collective security. The United States was a strong player in this organization

Warsaw Pact

1955

The soviet counter to NATO established in 1955 after West Germany joins NATO