Berlin

Berlin

Berlin Blockade

June 24, 1948 - May 12, 1949

Soviet Forces close off Berlin to the west

Berlin Airlift

June 25, 1948 - September 30, 1949

Federal Republic of Germany founded (West Germany)

May 24, 1949

German Democratic Republic founded (East Germany)

October 7, 1949

Approval for the creation of the Berlin Wall

November 1958

Khrushchev gave approval for the building of the Berlin Wall, which divided East and West Berlin

Berlin Wall is built

August 12, 1961 - August 13, 1961

Border between East and West Berlin closed

August 13, 1961

Brandenburg Gate is closed

August 14, 1961

"Ich bin ein Berliner" Speech by JFK

June 26, 1963

Berlin Wall Falls

1989

Development of the People's Republic of China

People's Republic of China founded

October 1, 1949

People's Liberation Army enters Tibet

1950

First Five Year Plan begins

1953

First National People's Congress

1954

Eighth Party Congress

1956

People's Militia established

1958

Second Five Year Plan

1958

Great Leap Forward

1958 - 1961

Tibetian Uprising

1959

Border War with India

1962

The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War

1959 - 1973

Vietcong Formed

1960

America's first combat missions against the Vietcong

1963

America's first combat missions against the Vietcong

1963

Battle of Ia Drang Valley

1965

200,000 US troops are sent to Vietnam

1965

Bombing raids on North Vietnam

February 1965 - 1968

My Lai village Massacre by US troops

1968

President Nixon extends Vietnam War to Cambodia

April 1970

A cease-fire agreement is signed in Paris

1973

The Korean War

The Korean War

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

US involvement in the Korean War

June 27, 1950

NKPA Takes Suwan

July 2, 1950

US announces its goal of a unified, anti-Communist Korea

August 17, 1950

Truman declares a state of national emergency

December 15, 1950

Communist offensive fails to retake Seoul

April 22, 1951

Peace talks begin at Kaesong

July 8, 1951

Peace Talks suspended

August 19, 1951

US air attack on Pyongyang

July 11, 1952

Communists attack "Pork Chop Hill"

April 16, 1953

NATO and the Warsaw Pact

NATO is created

1 Jan 1949

Greece and Turkey Join NATO

September 7, 1952

West Germany joins NATO

Sept 7, 1955

Warsaw Pact Created

Sept. 7, 1955

East Germany joins Warsaw Pact

Sept 7, 1956

Hungary "leaves" the Warsaw Pact

Sept 7, 1956

France leaves NATO

Sept. 7, 1966

Invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact forces

Sept. 7 1968

Albania leaves the Warsaw Pact

Sept. 7, 1968

Warsaw Pact Ends

1991

The Cuban Missile Crisis

Fidel Castro assumes power in Cuba

Jan 1, 1959

Cuba joins the Soviet Union

Dec 19, 1960

Bay of Pigs failed Invasion

Apr 17, 1961

Kennedy Addresses The Nation On The Cuban Missile Crisis

Oct. 1962

Removal of Missiles

Oct 1962

US Discovers Cuban Missiles

Oct 15, 1962

Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Jul 25, 1963