Cold War

Main

Yalta Conference

02/04/1945 - 02/11/1945

Big 3 (FDR, Churchill, Stalin) discuss a plan for peace post WWII

Bombing of Japan

08/06/1945 - 08/14/1945

Hiroshima And Nagaski. Result of their surrender

Russia At War W/ Japan

08/08/1945

CIA Founded

07/15/1947

Berlin Blockade

06/24/1948 - 05/12/1949

Attempt to gain control over Berlin

1st Atomic Bomb Tested in Russia

08/29/1949

Korean War

01/24/1950 - 07/27/1953

Stalin Supports

KGB Established

03/12/1954 - 08/20/1991

Sputnik Launched

10/04/1957

Explorer Launched

01/31/1958

Bay of Pigs Invasion

04/17/1961 - 04/19/1961

Berlin Wall

08/13/1961 - 10/03/1990

Iran Hostage Crisis

11/04/1979 - 01/20/1981

End to the Soviet Union

08/24/1991

Important people

Joseph Stalin

04/03/1922 - 10/16/1952

Franklin D. Roosevelt

03/04/1943 - 04/12/1945

Mao Zedong

10/01/1949 - 09/09/1976

Communist Leader of China

Joe McCarthy (Sen. Of Wis)

02/01/1950

Communist Hunts

Sir Winston Churchill

10/26/1951 - 04/07/1955

John F. Kennedy

01/20/1961 - 11/22/1963

Fidel Castro

07/12/1961 - 04/19/2001

Important Documents

Treaties, Agreements, Pacts, Programs that developed during the Cold War

"Iron Curtain" Churchill

03/05/1946

Truman Doctrine

03/12/1947

Marshall Plan

06/20/1947

Truman Loyalty Program

03/02/1948

Effort to catch War Spies

NATO Ratified

04/04/1949

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Warsaw Pact

05/14/1955 - 07/01/1991

SALT I & II DEVELOPED

07/01/1972 - 07/01/1979

Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty