AP Euro Timeline-Cold War to Present

Events

World War II

1939 - 1945

End: Atomic bombs dropped by US on Nagasaki and Hiroshima

Battle of Britain

1940

Occupation of France

1940 - 1944

Hitler invades USSR

1941

Broke nonaggression pact

Holocaust

1941 - 1945

Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941

America enters WWI

Battle of Stalingrad

1942 - 1943

D-day

June 6, 1944

invasion of normandy

Nuremberg Trials

1945 - 1946

Cold War

1945 - 1965

Tensions: Russia not at Munich Conference, Russia not at Versailles, helped White Army, delayed opening a second front in France to relieve pressure on USSR, socialist vs capitalist,

Decolonization of Asia and Africa

1945 - 1960

Yalta Conference

Approx. February 1945 - February 7, 1945

Potsdam Conference

July 17, 1945 - August 2, 1945

Marshall Plan, Truman Doctrine

1947

Israel Founded

1948

Berlin Airlift

1948 - 1949

Formation of NATO

1949

Partition of Germany

1949

COMECON established

1949

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Death of Stalin

1953

Khrushchev

1955 - 1964

de-Stalinization

Warsaw Pact

May 14, 1955

Suez crisis

1956

Common Market formed

1957

Berlin Wall

1961 - 1989

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 14, 1962 - October 28, 1962

Brezhnev

1964