$End of the Cold War

US Leadership

Nixon

1970 - 9 August 1974

Ford

9 August 1974 - 20 January 1977

Carter

20 January 1977 - 20 January 1981

Reagan

20 January 1981 - 20 January 1989

Bush

20 January 1989 - 31 December 1991

USSR Leadership

Brezhnev

1970 - 10 November 1982

Gorbachev

11 March 1985 - 25 December 1991

Events

SALT 1

May 1972

Helsinki Agreement

1975

Nicaragua

1978

SALT 2

June 1979

Afghanistan

25 December 1979 - February 1989

Solidarity Setup

1980

Lech Walesa Imprisoned

December 1981

Star Wars Annouced

1983

INF

1987

Free Elections in Poland

June 1989

Czechoslovakia

November 1989

Berlin Wall Comes Down

November 1989

Romania

25 December 1989

Germany Reunified

3 October 1990

Coup

1991

End of USSR

25 December 1991