Cold War

Events

American Nuclear Bombs Destroy Nagasaki

1945

Truman Doctrine

1947

NATO Treaty Signed

1949

Chinese Civil War

1949

Soviets Detonate 1st Atomic Bomb

1949

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Germany Joins Nato

1955

Suez Crisis

1956

Berlin Wall Begins Construction

1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

Suspend Testing of Nuclear Weapons

1963

US Joins Vietnam War

1965

UN and Soviet Union Reduce Nuclear Weapons

1969

Soviets Invade Afghanistan

1979

Reagan Announces "Star Wars" Missile Defense

1983

Gorbachev and Reagan Eliminate Land-Based Missiles

1987

Berlin Wall Falls

1989

Warsaw Pact is Dissolved

1991