Cold War Origins until Fluctuating relations

Events

Atlantic Charter

August 1941

This included the United Nations Declaration.

USSR A-bomb

1949

US H-bomb

11/3/1952

USSR H-bomb

1953

Hungarian Revolt

October 23, 1956

Sputnik launch

1957

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