Cold War Timeline

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Russia Declares War on Japan

1945

Cold War Timeline

1945 - 1989

WWII Ends

1945

Yalta Conference Takes Place

1945

Potsdam Conference

1945

Truman Doctrine

1947

Marshall Plan

1947

Czechoslovakia falls to communism

1948

Berlin Airlift Ends

1949

China Falls to Communism

1949

NATO Ratified

1949

Korean War Begins

1950 - 1953

McCarthyism (Red Scare) Begins

1950

Stalin Dies

1953

KGB Established

1954

Warsaw Pact

1955

Soviet Sends Tanks to Poland

1956

Sputnik Launched I and II launched

1957

NASA Begins Mercury Project

1958

Troops Withdrawn From Berlin

1958

Cuba Taken over by Fidel Castro

1959

Vietnam War

1959 - 1975

U-2 Incident

1960

JFK Becomes President

1960

Bay of Pigs Incident

1961

Construction of the Berlin Wall

1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

JFK Assassinated

1963

Nixon Becomes President

1968

Apollo II Lands On The Moon

1969

Nixon Resigns From Office

1974

Soviets Invade Afganistan

1979

US and China Establish Diplomatic Relations

1979

Ronald Reagan Becomes President

1981

US Troops Overthrow Regime In Grenada

1983

Gorbachev Becomes Leader of Soviets

1985

Nuclear Missiles Removed From Europe

1986

Soviet Troops Withdraw From Afganistan

1989

Poland and Hungary Become Independent

1989

Berlin Wall Falls

1989

Decline of the Soviet Union

1989