THE COLD WAR

Main

Bretton Woods Conference

July 1944

Vietnam war (War for independence, American war, Reconciliation)

1945 - 1976

Uncle Ho claims Viet independence

1945

Iron Curtain Speech

March 1946

Truman Doctrine

March 1947

PRC Founded

1949

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

1949

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Cuban Revolution

July 1953 - January 1959

Fidel Castro Assumes power

January 1959

American oil in Cuba nationalized

July 1960

All US banks in Cuba Nationalized

September 1960

Bay of Pigs Failure

April 1961

Berlin wall erected (begins)

August 1961

Uncle Ho dies

September 1969

Reagan "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall"

June 1987

Berlin Wall fell

November 1989

German Reunification

October 1990

End of the Soviet Union

August 1991

The United States

F.D. Roosevelt admin.

1933 - 1945

Harry S. Truman

1945 - 1953

Communist Blacklist created

1947

Marshall Plan

March 1947

Chambers accuses Hiss

August 1948

Hiss convicted

1950

McCarthy's Senate Speech

1950

Dwight D. Eisenhower

January 1953 - January 1961

McCarthy Army hearings

1954

McCarthy Condemned for false accusations

1954

McCarthy Condemned

1954

Eisenhower makes economic embargo on Cuba

March 1960

John F. Kennedy

January 1961 - November 1963

End of Diplomatic ties with Cuba

January 1961

No imports from Cuba allowed

March 1962

America Sees the IRBM in Cuba

October 1962

Lyndon B. Johnson

November 1963 - January 1969

Kennedy Assasination

November 1963

Air raids on N. Viet (Operation Rolling Thunder)

March 1965

First American ground troops in Viet

March 1965

Richard M. Nixon

January 1969 - August 1974

Last US troops leave Viet

March 1973

Gerald R. Ford

August 1974 - January 1977

Nixon Resigns

August 1974

James E. (Jimmy) Carter

January 1977 - January 1981

Ronald W. Reagan

January 1981 - January 1989

George H. W. Bush

January 1989 - January 1993

Soviet Union

Stalin

1941 - 1953

First Hydrogen Bomb Exploded in SU

1953

Georgy Malenkov

1953 - 1955

Nikita Khrushchev

1955 - 1964

Sputnik

1957

SU Shoots down Us Spy plane

1960

Talks between the SU and Cuba begin

February 1960

1st Nuclear shipment to Cuba

September 1962

Khrushchev Announces missiles will be removed from Cuba

October 1962

Leonid Brezhnev

1964 - 1982

Yuri Andropov

1982 - 1984

Konstantin Chernenko

1984 - 1985

Mikhail Gorbachev

1985 - 1991