Cold War

Asia

Mao Zedong's Takeover of China

1949 - 1976

Korean War

1950 - 1953

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Vietnam War

1955 - 1975

Americas

Truman Doctrine

1947

Marshall Plan

1948 - 1952

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Fidel Castro Becomes Leader of Cuba

1959 - 2011

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U-2 Spy Incident

1960

JFK Becomes President of the United States

1961 - 1963

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

Ronald Reagan Becomes President of USA

1981 - 1989

World

NATO

1949 - 2013

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Eastern Europe

Nikita Krushchev Becomes Leader of USSR

1953 - 1964

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Warsaw Pact

1955 - 1991

Sputnik Launched

1957

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Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

1979 - 1989

Mikhail Gorbachev Becomes Leader of USSR

1990 - 1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1991

Central Europe

Berlin Airlift

1948

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Berlin Blockade

1948 - 1949

Construction of the Berlin Wall

1961 - 1989

Fall of the Berlin Wall

1989

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Western Europe

Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" Speech

1946