Cold War

Events

Yalta Conference/UN Founded

1945

Yalta; Meeting between the Soviet Union, Great Britain, and America to discuss how to aid the war-stricken Europe.

UN; 51 countries (start) joined together to fix world problems, mostly used to reduce political barriers.

Vietnam Conflict

1945 - 1975

Vietnam declares itself independent from France, and wins.

Truman Doctrine

1947

"Free people who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures"

Marshall Plan

1948

Program that provided economic aid to European countries with the condition of mutual collaboration.

Creation of Israel

1949

The fruits of the Zionist movement on the late 19th and early 20th century, as decided by the United Nations (UN.) Supported by the US, so naturally the Soviet Union backed the Arab states that didn't like Israel.

NATO

1949

Mutual assistance treaty if any of the participating countries should be attacked.
Albania

Belgium Bulgaria

Canada

Croatia

Czech Rep

Denmark Estonia

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Turkey

United Kingdom

United States

Korean War

1950 - 1953

North invaded South, South supported by the UN in order to stop the spread of communism.

Stalin's Death

March 6, 1953

Warsaw Pact

1955

The official recognition of the agreement between Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Eastern Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the Soviet Union that was the eastern equivalent of NATO.

Suez Intervention

1956

Egypte got control, and that ruined the strategic advantage for France and England, so they forcefully regained their influence.

Secret Speech; Khrushchev

1956

Speech attacking the Stalin years by Stalin's replacement, in which Khrushchev denounced Stalin and opened up the government to some actual opinions.

Sputnik Landed

1957

Russia winning the space race. Because who needs space, right America?

Berlin Wall

1961

The wall that separated West Germany (Nice) and East Germany (Naughty)

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

Soviet Union places nuclear missiles in Cuba, America blockaded Cuba and let to a week of threats being exchanged between the USSR and the US.

Brezhnev Doctrine

1968

Sought to sustain the communist governments of Eastern Europe.

Invastion of Czechoslovakia

1968

The Chzec government was becoming too liberal, so everyone in the Warsaw pack invaded Czechoslovakia in order to put in communist leaders that were more conservative.

Arms Limitation Treaty

1972

What "ends" the Cold War

US Presidents

Harry S. Truman

1945 - 1953

Dwight D. Eisenhower

1953 - 1961

John F. Kennedy

1961 - 1963

Lyndon B. Johnson

1963 - 1969

Richard Nixon

1969 - 1974

Gerald Ford

1974 - 1977

UK Prime Ministers

Winston Churchill

1940 - 1945

Clement Attlee

1945 - 1950

Sir Winston Churchill

1950 - 1955

Sir Anthony Eden

1955 - 1957

Harold Macmillan

1957 - 1963

Sir Alec Douglas-Hom

1963 - 1964

Harold Wilson

1964 - 1970

Edward Heath

1970 - 1974

USSR Leaders

Joseph Stalin

1940 - 1953

Georgy Malenkov

1953 - 1955

Nikita Khrushchev

1955 - 1964

Leonid Brezhnev

1964 - 1976