Cold War

Foreign Relations

Marshall Plan

6/1947 - 1952

Under the Marshall Plan, the US gave aid to foreign countries to rebuild economies. Tried to limit communist influence

NATO formed

April 4, 1949 - Present

Defense treaty formed to represent anti-communism. Mutual defense


1950 - 1956

Communist witch hunt through America

CIA in Iran and Guatamala

1/1954 - 12/1954

CIA has successful Clandestine missions in Iran and Guatamala

Warsaw Pact Formed

5/1955 - 1989

Nuclear/Atomic Weapons

US bombs Japan

9/6/1945 - 9/9/1945

US drops atomic bombs on Japanese cities: Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Soviet atomic bomb

September 1949

Soviets successfully test an atomic bomb


Yalta Conference

2/4/1945 - 2/11/1945

Meeting towards end of WWII
1) German Reparations and Division
2) Soviet forces in east
3) United Nations established

End of WWII


Japan surrender, ending WWII

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Vietnam 17th Parallel


North and South Vietnam are divided by UN parallel