Cold War Review

Cold War Events

Communist Gov't entrenched in Eastern Europe

1945 - 1947

In East Germany, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, and Hungary

Creation of "Iron Curtain"

1946

American Policy of Containment

1947

Adopted by Harry Truman

Berlin Blockade / Berlin Airlift

1948 - 1949

Creation of NATO

1949

United States and 11 other Western countries

Korean War

1950 - 1953

North is communist. South is anti-communist.

Vietnam War

1955 - 1975

French agrees to leave. Vietnam divided in two with plans for elections.

Creation of Warsaw Pact

1955

Soviet Union and Communist countries

Berlin Wall

1961 - 1989

Symbol of divided Europe

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

Us vs Soviet concerning missiles

Antiballistic Missile Treaty

1972

Breakup of USSR

1991

Supported by Mikhail Gorbachev

Decolonization & W. European politics

Labour Party in Britain

1883 - 1967

Philippines granted independence

1946

Marshall Plan

1947

Apartheid in South Africa

1948 - 1991

Racial segregation and discrimination. White domination

Israel Founded

1948

Approved by Harry Truman

Arab-Israeli War

1948 - 1949

Economic Miracle in West Germany

1950

resurrection of economy

European Economic Community (Common Market)

1951

Morocco and Tunisia Gain Independence

1956

Suez Crisis

1956

"Economic Miracle" in Italy

1960

Conservative gain power under Thatcher

1979

Important Leaders

Stalin

1929 - 1953

Truman

1945 - 1953

Eisenhower

1953 - 1961

Khrushchev

1955 - 1964

Kennedy

1961 - 1963

Tito (Yugoslavia)

1963 - 1980

Johnson

1963 - 1969

Brezhnev

1964 - 1982

Nixon

1969 - 1974

Ford

1974 - 1977

Carter

1977 - 1981

Reagan

1981 - 1989

Andropov

1982 - 1984

Chernenko

1984 - 1985

Gorbachev

1985 - 1991

Bush (Sr.)

1989 - 1993

Yeltsin

1991 - 1999

Clinton

1993 - 2001

Putin

2000 - 2008

Bush (Jr.)

2001 - 2009

Key Events in the creation of the EU

Single Europe Act

1986

Breakup of Yugoslavia

1989 - 1992

Unification of East and West Germany

1990

War in Bosnia - Peace Treaty

1992 - 1995

EC renamed EU

1994

Unification of Europe

1998 - 2006

US/NATO in Kosovo

1999

Milosevic kicked out of office

2000

EC has 370 m ppl

2000

Use Euro

2002

Major Social / Cultural Trends

"Baby Boom"

1946 - 1964

Introduction of Birth Control Pill

1950

Severe Labor Shortage in Europe

1950 - 1960

Pop Art

1954 - 1970

Space Race

1957 - 1975

Women's Liberation Movement

1968 - 1980

Growing gap between developed and developing nations

1970

Munich Olympic Games

1972

Europe's First Green Party

1973

Age of Terrorism

1980 - Present