International Relations 1945-2004

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Yalta Conference

February 1945

Germany surrenders

May 1945

Potsdam Conference

July 1945 - August 1945

Kennan's Long Telegram

March 1946

Churchill's Iron Curtain speech

March 1946

Bizonia created

January 1947

Truman Doctrine announced

March 1947

Marshall Plan announced

June 1947

Berlin Blockade

June 1948 - May 1949

Comecon set up

January 1949

NATO set up

April 1949

West Germany established

September 1949

East Germany established

October 1949

Truman announces h-bomb

January 1950

Korean War

June 1950 - July 1953

Stalin proposes neutral, united Germany

March 1952

USA successfully tested H-bomb

November 1952

Stalin dies

March 1953

USSR explodes h-bomb

August 1953

Khrushchev visits China

September 1954 - October 1954

Geneva Summit

1955

Austrian State Traty

May 1955

Warsaw Pact

May 1955

Khrushchev criticises Stalin at 20th Party Congress

February 1956

Hungarian Uprising

October 1956 - November 1956

Soviet Union develops ICBMs

May 1957

Sputnik launched

October 1957

Batista overthrown

January 1959

Khrushchev visits Camp David

September 1959

Paris Summit

May 1960

Bay of Pigs

April 1961

Vienna meeting Khrushchev/Kennedy

June 1961

Berlin Wall erected

August 1961

Kennedy authorises Operation Mongoose

November 1961

Khruschev decides to send missiles to Cuba

May 1962

U-2 spy plane discovers Soviet missile sites

14 October 1962

ExComm first meeting

16 October 1962

Kennedy announces quarantine of Cuba

22 October 1962

U-2 spy plane shot down over Cuba

27 October 1962

Khrushchev decides on withdrawl

29 October 1962

Partial Test Ban Treaty

August 1963

SALT

1969 - May 1972

USA remove trade control/relax travel restrictions w/ China

July 1969

Willy Brandt as Chancellor

October 1969

American military action in Cambodia

May 1970

Non-Aggression Pact

August 1970

Presidential Report on Foreign Policy

February 1971

American action in Laos

February 1971

Kissinger visits China

July 1971

Berlin Agreement

September 1971

Nixon-Brezhnev Moscow Summit

May 1972

Two Germanies agreement

December 1972

Basic Treaty

December 1972

Nixon-Brezhnev Washington Summit

June 1973

Agreement of Prevention of Nuclear War

June 1973

Arab-Israeli conflict

October 1973

Third Soviet-American Summit

June 1974 - July 1974

Angolan Civil War

1975 - 1976

Five year agreement

1975

To buy up to 8 million tonnes of grain annually from USA

Helsinki Accords

July 1975 - August 1975

Invasion of Afghanistan

1979

Carter Doctrine

January 1980

START

1983

SDI

March 1983

Geneva Summit

November 1985

27th Congress of the Party

February 1986

Grospryomka (quality control)

May 1986

Reykjavik Summit

October 1986

Law on Joint Ventures

January 1987

Washington Summit

December 1987

Enterprise Law

January 1988

Moscow Summit

May 1988 - June 1988

Collapse of Berlin Wall

November 1989

Malta Summit

December 1989

Washington Summit

May 1990

Iraqi forces invade Kuwait

August 1990

Deadline for Iraq's withdrawal from Kuwait

January 1991

Safwan Surrender Talks

March 1991

Slovenia & Croatia declare independence

June 1991

Moscow Summit

July 1991

Bosnia declares independence

March 1992

Copenhagen Summit

1993

The Dayton Agreement

November 1995

Resolution 1119

September 1998

NATO bombing Kosovo begins

March 1999

9/11

September 2001

Bush declares Osama bin Laden as prime suspect for 9/11

October 2001

Operation Enduring Freedom

October 2001

Invasion of Iraq

March 2003

Presidents

Franklin D Roosevelt

March 1933 - April 1945

Harry S Truman

April 1945 - January 1953

Dwight D. Eisenhower

January 1953 - January 1961

John F Kennedy

January 1961 - November 1963

Lyndon B Johnson

November 1963 - January 1969

Richard Nixon

January 1969 - August 1974

Gerald Ford

August 1974 - January 1977

Jimmy Carter

January 1977 - January 1981

Ronald Reagan

January 1981 - January 1989

George H W Bush

January 1989 - January 1993

Bill Clinton

January 1993 - January 2001

George Bush

January 2001 - January 2009

Soviet Union/Russia leaders

Joseph Stalin

1940 - March 1953

Georgy Malenkov

March 1953 - February 1955

Nikita Khrushchev

March 1955 - October 1964

Leonid Brezhnev

October 1964 - November 1982

Andropov

November 1982 - February 1984

Chernenko

February 1984 - March 1985

Gorbachev

March 1985 - December 1991

Boris Yeltsin

December 1991 - December 1999

Putin

December 1999 - May 2008