Cold War Timeline

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Division of Germany and Berlin

1946

(Truman/Stalin)

Truman Doctrine

March 12, 1947

(Truman/Stalin)
*Considered start of Cold War

Berlin Airlift/Berlin Blockade

June 1948 - May 1949

(Truman/Stalin)

Formation of NATO

1949

(Truman/Stalin)

Warsaw Pact

1955

(Eisenhower/Khrushchev)

Hungarian Revolt

1956

(Eisenhower/Khrushchev)

U2 Plane Incident

May 1, 1960

(Eisenhower/Khrushchev)

Building of Berlin Wall

1961

(Kennedy/Khruschev)

Space Race

April 20, 1961

(Kennedy/Khrushchev)

SALT I

1969

(Nixon/Brezhnev)

Detente

1971

(Nixon/Brezhnev)

Salt II (unsuccessful)

1972

(Carter/Brezhnev)

Russian-Afghanistan War

December 25, 1979

(Reagan/Brezhnev)

Boycott of the Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics

1980

(Carter/Brezhnev)

Boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles

1984

(Reagan/Andropov)

Break Up of The Soviet Union

1991

(Bush/Gorbachev)

Fall of Berlin Wall

November 1991

(*Reagan,Bush/Gorbachev)