Cold War Timeline

Main

HUAC

1938

H Bomb

1940 - 1960

*Starts with Manhattan Project

Yalta Conference

February 04, 1945 - February 11, 1945

Chinese Communist Revolution

1946 - 1952

Iron Curtain Speech

March 5, 1946

Truman Doctrine

March 12, 1947

Marshal Plan

June 1947

Alger Hiss

1948

Berlin Airlift

June 24, 1948 - May 12, 1949

NATO

April 4, 1949

M.A.D.

1950 - 1990

Domino Theory

1950 - 1980

McCarthyism

1950 - 1956

Korean War

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

Soviets Detonate A-Bomb

1951

Stalin's Death

1953

Rosenberg Spy Case

June 19, 1953

McCarran

1954

Guatemalan Coup

1954

Massive Retaliation

January 12, 1954

Dien Bien Phu

May 7, 1954

Warsaw Pact

May 14, 1955

Vietnam War

November 1, 1955 - April 30, 1975

Khruschev's Secret Speech

1956

Space Race

1957 - 1975

Sputnik

December 17, 1957

Hotline

1959

Fidel Castro

1959 - 1976

USS Scorpion

December 1959

U-2 Spy Plane

1960

Neutron Bomb

1960

Bay of Pigs

April 17, 1961

Berlin Wall

August 13, 1961 - November 9, 1989

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 16, 1962 - October 28, 1962

Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

August 5, 1963

Leonid Brezhnev

1964 - 1982

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

August 5, 1964

Indonesian Coup

1965 - 1966

Six Day War

1967

Solidarity

1967

U.S.S. Liberty

1967

Cambodia & Khmer Rouge

1968

Vietnamization

1968

Prague Spring Rebellion

1968

Tet Offensive

January 30, 1968

Brezhnev Doctrine

November 1968

SALT

1969

Detente

1971

Helsinki Accord

August 1, 1975

Ronald Regan

1981 - 1989

SDI

1983

John Walker

1983

Perestroika

1985 - 1990

Gorbachev

March 11, 1985 - August 24, 1991

Glasnost

1987 - 1990

INF Treaty

December 8, 1987

German Reunification

1990