Czechoslovakia during the Cold War

Czechoslovakia

Antonín Novotný

19 November 1957 - 22 March 1968

Ludvík Svoboda

30 March 1968 - 28 May 1975

Gustáv Husák

29 May 1975 - 10 December 1989

Velvet Revolution

17 November 1989 - 29 December 1989

Social

Czechoslovak coup d'état of 1948

February 1948

Communist Party of Czechoslovakia came to power in the Czech government; began process of becoming a single-party state.

Prague Spring

5 January 1968 - August 21, 1968

Economic

Czechoslovak coup d'ètat of 1948

February 1948

Communist Party of Czechoslovakia came to power in the Czech government; began process of becoming a single-party state.

Poitical

Edvard Beneš

28 October 1945 - 7 June 1948

Edvard Beneš was a nationalist, and the leader of the Czechoslovak independence movement.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edvard_Bene%C5%A1

Czechoslovak coup d'ètat of 1948

February 1948

Communist Party of Czechoslovakia came to power in the Czech government; began process of becoming a single-party state.

Klement Gottwald

14 June 1948 - 14 March 1953

First leader of Czechoslovakia from the Communist Party
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klement_Gottwald

Antonín Zápotocký

21 March 1953 - 13 November 1957

Communist, took power after the death of Gottwald
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton%C3%ADn_Z%C3%A1potock%C3%BD

The Cold War

Significant events of the Cold War, i.e. conflicts and historically relevant events

Iran Crisis of 1946

15 November 1945 - 15 November 1946

Korean War

25 june 1950 - 27 july 1953

Cuban Revolution

26 July 1953 - 1 January 1959

Vietnam War

1 November 1955 - 30 April 1975

Bay of Pigs Invasion

17 April 1961 - 19 April 1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

14 October 1962 - 28 October 1962

Invasion of Grenada

25 October 1983 - 15 December 1983

USSR

Joseph Stalin

6 May 1941 - 5 March 1953

Premier of the Soviet Union

Georgy Malenkov

5 March 1953 - 8 February 1955

Premier of the Soviet Union

Nikita Khrushchev

27 March 1955 - 14 October 1964

First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Soviet Union and Chairman of the Council of Ministers

Leonid Brezhnev

14 October 1964 - 10 November 1982

First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party

Yuri Andropov

12 November 1982 - 9 February 1984

General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party

Konstantin Chernenko

13 February 1984 - 10 March 1985

General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party

Mikhail Gorbachev

11 March 1985 - 25 December 1991

General Secretary
President of the Soviet Union

Dissolution of the Soviet Union

26 December 1991