Cold War Origins until Fluctuating relations


Atlantic Charter

August 1941

This included the United Nations Declaration.

USSR A-bomb


US H-bomb


USSR H-bomb


Hungarian Revolt

October 23, 1956

Sputnik launch


Congo Crisis

1960 - 1964

Congo's democratic government was overthrown by a military coup. After prime minister Patric Lumumba appealed for Soviet help he was assassinated with aid of US secret agents This showed the ineffectiveness of the UN and its operation in Congo ONUC.

Group of 77

15 June 1964

A loose coalition of developing nations. Took over the non-alignment movement and led to decreasing USSR suspicions and decreasing US power.

Prague Spring

January 5, 1968

Coup d'état attempt

19 August 1991