Communism and the Cold War Timeline

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Collapse of Qing Empire

1912

World War I

1914 - 1918

Collapse of the Russian Empire

1917

Vladimir Lenin in office

1922 - 1924

Five Year Plan: Russia

1928 - 1991

World War II

1939 - 1945

Vietnamese independence from France

1945

Mao Zedong

1945 - 1976

Formation of NATO

1949

Five Year Plan: China

1953 - Present

Warsaw Pact

1955 - 1991

US War in Vietnam

1955 - 1975

Great Leap Forward

1958 - 1961

Cuban Independence

1959

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

Thich Quang Duc self-immolation

1963

1968 uprisings

1968

Dissolution of the Soviet Union

1991