Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, and Franklin D. Roosevelt agreed to demand Germany's unconditional surrender. Stalin agreed to permit free elections in Eastern Europe and to enter the Asian war against Japan. These agreements were kept secret, the revelations of the conference became controversial.
Programme of economic aid by the United States to any European country. This plan was rejected by Stalin and any Eastern Bloc country accepting aid was reprimanded severely. The aid was only given to Western European Countries.
Russia's response to the merger of the French, USA, and UK partitions of Berlin was to cut rail links and roads to the sector. Western Berlin had no access to food and faced starvation. Food was brought by the US and the UK air planes, this is known as the Berlin Aircraft.
Set of documents ended the French war with the Vietminh. This divided Vietnam into North and South states. The North Vietnam leader was Ho Chi Minh while the US friendly south was led by Ngo Dinh Diem.
Began as a Hungarian protest against Communist rule in Budapest. On October 24th, Soviet tanks entered Budapest and didn't leave until the 28th. A new government was formed which quickly moved to introduce democracy, freedom of speech, and freedom of religion. Soviet tanks returned on the 4th of November encircling Budapest. Prime Minister Imre Nagy made a world broadcast that Hungary was under attack from the Soviet Union.
Following military bombardment by Israeli forces, British and French forces invaded Egypt to regain control of the Suez Canal which had been nationalized by the Egyptian leader Nasser. Seeing as Russia had offered to support Egypt, the attack was criticized by world leaders, especially by America. The British and French were forced to withdraw and peace keeping force was sent to establish order.
A US spy plane reported seeing a construction of a Soviet nuclear missile base in Cuba. President Kennedy set up a naval blockade and demanded the removal of the missiles. Russians agreed on October 28th to remove the weapons, and the United States agreed not to invade Cuba.
JF Kennedy was assassinated while on a visit to Dallas. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for the murder. There has always been speculation that he was not a lone killer and that there may have been communist or CIA complicity.
The Khmer Rouge attacked and took control of Cambodia. Any supporters of the former regime, anyone with links or supposed links to foreign governments were executed in a genocide. Not only this but many intellectuals and professionals were also executed and this genocide became known as the 'killing fields'.
Many countries including the USA boycotted the summer Olympics. The summer Olympics would've been held in Moscow in protest at the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Great Britain along with other countries participated under the Olympic flag instead of their national flag.
Mikhail Gorbachev advocated free elections and ended the arms race. He announced his intention to follow a policy of glasnost, freedom of speech and perestroika. Glasnost means openness and perestroika is to restructure the government and economy.
This was a meeting to reserve provisions of the Yalta Conference. The meeting involved Mikhail Gorbachov and George H W Bush. It is seen as some as the beginning of the Cold War.