Communism Cold War Timeline

Communism Cold War Timeline

NATO

1912

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Collapse of Qing empire

1912

World War I

1914 - 1918

Vladimir Lenin

1917 - 1924

Time in power

Collapse of Russian empire

1917

Five Year Plan: Russia

1928 - 1991

Ends when the government collapses

World War II

1937 - 1945

Began in Europe in 1939

Vietnamese independence from France

1945 - 1954

They first gained independence in 1945. The final battle against France was in 1954. The country was reunified in 1975.

Mao Zedong

1949 - 1976

Five Year Plan: China

1953

Continues today

Warsaw Pact

1953

Great Leap Forward

1958 - 1961

Debate about the exact end of the program

Cuban independence

1959

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

Thich Quang Duc self-immolation

1963

Buddhist monk who set himself on fire.

US war in Vietnam

1965 - 1973

1965-1973 is the actual fighting. Indirect US involvements starts in 1954 with the creation of the Republic of South Vietnam.

1968 Uprisings

1968

Dissolution of the Soviet Union

1991