Detente 1962-1981

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Cuban Missile Crisis

October 1962

Moscow-Washington Hotline set up

June 1963

Test Ban Treaty signed

August 1963

Khrushchev removed

October 1964

Outer Space Treaty signed

October 1967

NNP Treaty signed

July 1968

Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia

August 1968

Treaty of Moscow signed

August 1970

Four Power Agreement on Berlin signed

September 1971

SALT signed

May 1972

ABM Treaty signed

October 1972

International conference on the peaceful use of atomic energy

October 1973

Nixon visits USSR for talks on limiting strategic arms

June 1974

Joint US-Soviet space mission

July 1975

Helsinki Final Act signed

August 1975

Threshold Test Ban Treaty signed

May 1976

New Soviet constitution adopted

October 1977

Imprisonment of dissidents in the Soviet Union

July 1978

SALT II signed

June 1979

USSR invasion of Afghanistan

December 1979

SALT II not ratified

1980

Solidarity movement begins in Poland

September 1980

US embargo lifted

April 1981

Reagan proposes removal of INF weapons

November 1981

Long Term Events

US attacks on North Vietnam begin

February 1965 - April 1975

USSR increases military spending

March 1966 - December 1970

Willy Brandt becomes Chancellor of Germany

September 1969 - May 1974

SALT Treaty negotiations

November 1969 - May 1972

SALT II Treaty negotiations

1972 - June 1979

Helsinki talks begin

November 1972 - August 1975

10 year agreement on economic cooperation between West germany and the USSR

May 1973 - May 1983

US Trade embargo on USSR

January 1980 - April 1981