Cold War

Main

Western Europe

Berlin Blockade/Airlift

24 June 1948 - 12 May 1949

NATO formed

April 4, 1949

Berlin Wall constructed

August 13, 1961

Soviet Union

Soviet Ambassador to the US says America wants to dominate the world

Sept 27 1946

Soviets detonate their first atomic bomb

August 1949

Stalin dies

March 5 1953

Soviet Union tests H-bomb

Aug 12, 1953

United States

Truman Presidency

April 1945 - January 1953

United Nations offically formed

October 24, 1945

The Long Telegram

February 1946

Truman Doctrine

March 1947

Specifically announcing aid for the non-Communists fighting in the Greek Civil War

Marshall Plan begun

June 1947

NSC-68

April 7, 1950

Eisenhower Presidency

1953 - 1960

Guatemalan President Arbenz overthrown

June 1954

Eastern Europe

Cominform established

September 1947

Communist Coup in Czechoslovakia

February 1948

Yugoslav-Soviet Split

June 1948 - August 1948

Hungarian Revolution

October 1956 - November 1956

Asia

First Indochina War

1946 - 1954

Mao proclaims the People's Republic of China

Oct 1 1949

Mao and Stalin sign 30-yr treaty of mutual assistance

1950

Korean War

June 1950 - July 1953

The Great Famine

1958 - 1962

Middle East

Suez Crisis

October 29, 1956