AP Euro Cold War Review

Decolonization & W. European Politics

Dutch Government recognized the independence of the Dutch East Indies

1945

French indochina Declares independence

Approx. 1945

Philippines gain independence

Approx. 1946

British Release India

1947

Egyptian Independence

1952

Belgian Congo Gained Independence

Approx. 1960

Algeria wins independence from France

1962

The split of Yugoslavia

1990 - 2006

Reunification of Germany

1990

War in Bosnia

1992 - 1995

Cold War

Berlin Blockade

Approx. 1948 - 1949

NATO ratified

7/1/1949

Korean War

Approx. 1950 - Approx. 1953

Vietnam War

Approx. 1955 - Approx. 1975

Warsaw Pact

1955

Soviet Invasion of Hungary

1956

Space Race begins : Sputnik launched

1957

Cuban missile crisis

14 october 1962 - 28 october 1962

Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

August 5, 1963

Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

Approx. December 24, 1979 - Approx. February 15, 1989

Important Leaders

Lenin (USSR)

1922 - 1924

Stalin

1926 - 1953

Winston Churchill

1940 - 1945

Josip Broz Tito

1941 - 1980

Truman

1945 - 1953

Clement Atlee (Br)

26 July 1945 - 26 October 1951

Winston Churchill

1951 - 1955

Eisenhower

1953 - 1961

Khrushchev

1955 - 1964

Charles de Gaulle (France)

1959 - 1969

Kennedy

1961 - 1963

Johnson

1963 - 1969

Brezhnev

1964 - 1982

Nixon

1969 - 1974

Willy Brandt

1969 - 1974

Erich Honecker (E Germany)

1971 - 1989

Ford

1974 - 1977

Carter

1977 - 1981

Margaret Thatcher

1979 - 1990

Francois Mitterand (France)

1981 - 1995

Reagan

1981 - 1989

Andropov

1982 - 1984

Helmut Kohl

1982 - 1998

Chernenko

1984 - 1985

Gorbachev

1985 - 1991

Slobodan Milosevic

1989 - 2000

Vaclav Havel (Czech)

1989 - 2003

Bush (Sr)

1989 - 1993

Lech Walesa (Poland)

1990 - 1995

Yeltsin

1991

Clinton

1993 - 2001

Putin

2000 - 2008

Bush (Jr)

2001 - 2009

Medvedev

2008 - 2012

Putin

2012 - Present

Key Events in European Union

European Coal and Steel Community is established with the Treaty of Paris

1951

The Merger Treaty (Brussels Treaty) enters into force

1967

Britain, Denmark, and Ireland join the European Communities

1973

1st election to European Parliment

1979

Greece joins the EC

1981

Schengen Area established

1985

Portugal and Spain join the European Communities

1986

The European flag is formally raised for the first time

1986

Single European Act enters into force

1987

Maastricht treaty EU

FEb 7 1992

Major Social and Cultural Trends

Americanization

1915 - Present

Welfare state (start)

1940

Pop culture

1945

Rock Music

1950 - 1999

Drug culture

1960 - 1969

Feminism

1960 - 1989

Postmodernism

1960 - 1980

Terrorism

1968 - Present

Anti-war

1969

Beginning of green parties and movements

Approx. 1970 - 1979