Cold War

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End of WWII

September 1945

Winston Churchill delivers his "Iron Curtain" speech

March 5, 1946

Truman Doctrine

March 1947

Marshall Plan

June 1947

Germany divided

1949

British Air Lift begins

May 19, 1949

Korean War

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

U.S. and South Korea fights North Korea

Joseph Stalin Dies

March 5, 1953

Warsaw Pact is formed

May 14, 1955

Fidel Castro takes over Cuba

1959

Forms a communist government

Bay of Pigs

April 17, 1961 - April 19, 1961

American Navy gets destroyed on the coast of Cuba

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 14, 1962 - October 28, 1962

U.S. officially enters Vietnam War

1964

Vietnam War ends

April 1975

Victory by the North

Reagan's speech to tear down Berlin Wall

June 12, 1987

Civilians tear down the Berlin Wall by hand

November 9, 1989

Germany Reunited

October 3, 1990

Cold War ends

December 25, 1991