Cold War

Main

UN charter is signed by fifty nations

1945

Red Scare

1946 - 1950

Truman Doctrine

1947

Berlin Blockade

June 24, 1948

NATO established

1949

Stalin lifts Berlin Blockade

May 11, 1949

Soviet Union tests atomic bomb

September 1949

McCarthy claims to know Soviet spys

February 1950

Armistice in Korea signed

July 1953

Soviet launches Sputnik

1957

Berlin Wall

1961

Kennedy approves plan to overthrow Castro

1961

Kennedy passes Alliance for Progress

1961

Kennedy orders blockade around Cuba

October 1962

North Vietnamese attack American ship

August 2, 1964

Nixon visits China

1972

Vietnam united under communist rule

1975

Soviet helps Afghanistan with communism

1979