Cold War 1945-1989

Americas

Truman Doctrine

1947

Marshall Plan

April 1948 - April 1952

Rosenberg spy case

1953

Fidel Castro Leader of Cuba

1959 - 1989

U-2 Spy Incident

1960

Ronald Reagan President of US

1961 - 1963

Bay of Pigs

1961

John F. Kennedy President

January 20, 1961 - November 22, 1963

Cuban Missle Crisis

October 14 1962 - October 28, 1962

Apollo 11 lands on the moon

1969

U.S. invades Grenada

1983

World

United Nations

1945 - 1989

Yalta Conference

February 4, 1945 - February 11, 1945

Potsdam Conference

July 17, 1945 - August 2, 1945

End of World War II

August 14, 1945

Rio Pact

1947

NATO

1949 - 1989

Non-Alignment Treaty

1961

SALT I signed

1972

SALT II signed

1979

Asia

United States drops the atomic bomb on Hiroshima

1945

United States drops the atomic bomb on Nagasaki

1945

Mao Zedong's rule of China

October 1 1949 - 1976

Korean War

25 June 1950 - 27 July 1953

Vietnam War

1 November 1955 - 30 April 1975

Sputnik launched

october 4 1957

Gulf of Tonkin incident

1964

Tet offensive

1968

South Vietnam falls to Communist forces

1975

Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

1979 - 1989

Eastern Europe

First East European Communist government set up in Albania

1946

Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech

1946

Nikita Krushchev Leader of USSR

1953 - 1964

Warsaw Pact

1955 - 1991

Prague Spring

1968

Glasnost and Perestroika

1985 - 1989

Poland becomes independent

1989

Hungary becomes independent

1989

Western Europe

Berlin surrenders

1945

Berlin Airlift

1948

Berlin Blockade

June 24 1948 - May 12 1949

Berlin Wall

13 August 1961 - November 9, 1989