Euro Cold War

Events

Baby Boom

1945 - 1960

Cold war

1945 - 1989

Yalta Conference

February 4, 1945 - February 11, 1945

Truman Doctrine Comes into Effect

March 12, 1945

Marshall Plan Comes into Effect

June 5, 1947

Formation of West Germany

June 1948

Berlin Airlift

June 1948 - May 1949

Berlin Blockade

June 24, 1948 - May 1, 1949

Formation of NATO

April 4th 1949

Mao Zedong Takes Control of China

October 1, 1949

Korean War

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

Establishment of European Coal and Steel Community

April 18, 1951

De-Stalinization of Soviet Union

1953 - 1964

Death of Josef Stalin

March 5, 1953

Nikita Khrushchev Becomes Ruler of USSR

September 14, 1953

Geneva Accords

June 1954

Formation of Warsaw Pact

May 14, 1955

United States Establishes Representation in ECSC

1956

European Economic Community Created

1957

Establishment of European Atomic Energy Community

1957

Launch of Sputnik

October 4, 1957

Birth Control Pill Invented and Approved for Use

1960

John F Kennedy Elected President of US

January 20, 1961

The Rise of Berlin Wall

August 13, 1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 1962

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 1962

Assassination of John F. Kennedy

November 22, 1963

Leonid Brezhnev Comes to Power in USSR

October 14, 1964

Creation of the National Organization for Women (NOW)

June 30, 1966

Student Strikes in France

May 1968

Richard Nixon Elected US President

January 20, 1969

Vietnam War

April 30, 1970 - April 30, 1975

Kent State Shooting

May 4, 1970

Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT)

May 26, 1972

Britain, Denmark, Ireland Join European Communities

January 1, 1973

First Airing of Star Wars

May 25, 1977

European Monetary System Launched

1979

First Direct Elections to European Parliaments

1979

Margret Thatcher Comes to Power in Britain

May 2, 1979

Greece Joins European Communities

1981

Ronald Reagan Elected President in US

January 20, 1981

Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START)

June 10, 1982

Mikhail Gorbachev Come to Power in USSR

March 11, 1985

Portugal and Spain Join European Communities

1986

Nuclear Meltdown of Chernobyl

1986

Single European Act Enters into Force

1987

Poland Becomes Democracy

August 1989

Hungary Gains Independence

October 23, 1989

Fall of Berlin Wall

November 9, 1989

German Reunification

October 3, 1990

German Reunification

October 3, 1990

Boris Yeltsin Elected President of Russia

July 10, 1991

Fall of USSR

December 26, 1991

Fall of USSR

December 26, 1991

Treaty of Maastricht

1993

Bill Clinton Elected to White House

January 20, 1993

European Communities Becomes European Union

1994

Austria, Finland, Sweden Join European Union

1995

Dayton Peace Accords

December 14, 1995

Euro is Adopted as Single Currency

1999

Vladimir Putin Elected President of Russia

May 7, 2000

George W. Bush Elected as President of US

January 20, 2001

Drew Lawrence is Born

February 5, 2001

September 11th Attacks

September 11, 2001

Czech, Estonia, Hungary, Latavia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Cyprus Join EU

May, 2004

Paris/French Riots

October 27, 2005 - November 16, 2005