The Cold War

Main

Yalta Conference

1945

The Cold War begins

Iron Curtain Speech, 1946

1946

Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan, 1947

1947

Berlin Blockade, June 24- May 12, '48-49

1948 - 1949

Mao Zedong comes to power; NATO ratified

1949

Korean War '50-53

1950 - 1953

Warsaw Pact, 1955

1955

Sputnik launched, 1957

1957

U-2 Crisis

1960

Berlin Wall, 1961

1961

Apollo 11 lands on moon, 1969

1969

Invasion of Afghanistan, 1979

1979

Solidarity, ,1980

1980

Mikhail Gorbachev comes to power

1985

Berlin wall falls; Soviet Empire ends, 1989

1989

Germany reunited, 1990

1990

Cold War ends, 1991

1991