1947- 1953

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Defeat of Germany

January 1 1945

Yalta Confrerence meeting of FDR, Churchill, and Stalin (The Big Three)

February 1, 1945

Cold War begins

February 11, 1945

Victory In Europe! Germany surrenders to he Red Army in Berli

May 8 1945

Potsdam Conference

1 Jul 1945

Germany was officially partioned into four zones of occupation.

U.S. drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

6 Aug 1945

20 Kiloton bomb 'Little Boy' kills 80,000.

Russia declares war on Japan

8 Aug 1945

U.S drops atomic bomb on Nagasaki

9 Aug 1945

'Fat Man' kills 70,000 people.

End of World War II

14 Aug 1945

Japan Surrenders

Emperor surrender broadcast

15 Aug 1945

VJ Day

Stalin Hostile speech

9 Feb 1946

Communism and capatilism were incompatible.

"Sinews of Peace" speech given.

5 Mar 1946

Iron Curtain speech given by Winston Churchill

Truman demands Russia leave Iran

10 Mar 1946

Operation Crossroads

1 July 1946

With Test Able was the first public demonstration of America's atomic arsenal

America's Test Baker

July 25 1946

UNderwater explosion

Truman Doctrine

12 Mar 1947

Truman declares active role in Greek Civil War.

Marshal plan is announced

1 Jun 1947

Helping countries with diseases, malnutrition, and poverty.

Rio Pact

2 Sep 1947

U.S. meet 19 Latin American Countries And created a secruity zone around the hemisphere.

Communist takeover in Chezlovokia

February 25 1948

Trumans Loyalty Program

2 Mar 1948

Created to catch spies

Brussels Pact

17 Mar 1948

Organize to protect Europe from communism

Berlin Blockade

24 Jun 1948

Lasts 11 months

Nato Ratified

24 Apr 1949

Berlin Blockade Ends

12 May 1949

Mao zedong Takes Control Of China

1 Oct 1949

Korean War Begins

24 Jun 1950

A-Bombs developed by Britain

27 Jan 1952

Vietnam split at 17th parallel

27 Jul 1954