Cold War

Europe

Long Telegram

Feb 1946

"Iron Curtain" Speech

March 1946

Truman Doctrine

March 1947

Marshall Plan announced

June 1947

Berlin Blockade

1948 - 1949

Yugoslavia becomes Independent

1948

NATO

1949

Berlin Airlift

1949

COMECON

1949

Soviets test Atomic Bomb

Sept 1949

Stalin dies

1953

Austrian Occupation ends

1955

Warsaw Pact

1955

Khrushchev's Secret Speech

1956

Launch Sputnik

1956

EEC - Common Market Formed

1957

W. Germany, France, Italy and Benelux

Cuba becomes communist

1959

Berlin Wall

1961

Cuban Missle Crisis

1962

Khrushchev is out

1964

Brezhnev Doctrine

1968

Prague Spring

1968

Period of Détene begins

1972

Asia

China becomes Communist

1949

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Geneva Conference

1954

Vietnam War

1955 - 1975

Ping-Pong Diplomacy

1971

Nixon visits China

1971