Cold War Timeline

Main

Russian Revolution

1917

Stalin comes to power

1929

Stalin's great purges

1934

Soviet Satellite nations conquered

1945

Communist take over in China

1949

Korean war

1950 - 1953

Mao's Great Leap Forward

1956

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

Soviet and Chinese tensions rise

1964

Vietnam war

1965 - 1973

Cultural revolution in China

1966

Prage Spring

1968

Deng Xiaoping starts reforms in China

1976

Fall of Communism in eastern Europe

1989

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1991

End of Cold war

1991