Cold War-Present Timeline

Events

Cold War (1945-1991)

1945 - 1991

India Gains Independence (1947)

1947

First Arab-Israeli War (1948-49)

1948 - 1949

PRC established in China (1949)

1949

Korean war (1950-53)

1950 - 1953

Nasser Gains Control in Egypt (1952/Elected 1956)

1952

Elected President in 1956

Arbenz Overthrown in Guatemala (1954)

1954

Vietnam War (1955-75)

1955 - 1975

Second Arab-Israeli War (1956)

1956

European Common Market (creation) (1957)

1957

The Great Leap Forward (1958-62)

1958 - 1962

Cuban Revolution (1959)

1959

OPEC (1960-Present)

1960 - Present

Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)

1962

The Cultural Revolution (1966-76)

1966 - 1976

Third Arab-Israeli War

1967

Allende Assassinated in Chile (1973)

1973

Reagan Presidency (1981-89)

1981 - 1989

Fall of Berlin Wall (1989)

1989

Nelson Mandela Released From Prison (1990)

1990

Persian Gulf War (1990-91)

1990 - 1991

NAFTA (1994)

1994

Rwandan Genocide (1994)

1994

Genocide in Former Yugoslavia (1995)

1995