The Cold War

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1917

1917

The Bolshevik Revolution

1918

1918

Soviet leaders withdrew from the first world war by accepting a harsh peace from Germany

1919-1920 Red Scare

1919 - 1920

The Wilson administration demonstrated anticommunism by suppressing radicals in the Red Scare

1933

1933

President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office

1934

1934

The first American embassy in the Soviet Union opened

1939

1939

The Nazi-Soviet pact

1941-December

1941

The United States enters itself into World War II, forming a grand alliance with the Soviet Union and Great Britain

1941-June

1941

Roosevelt ordered Lend-Lease aid to the Soviet

1943-1944

1943 - 1944

Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt agreed at Teheran to open the second front in early 1944. At Bretton Woods (1944) they founded the World Bank, and at Dumbarton Oaks (1944) they planned the United Nations Organization.

1945

1945

The alliance during World War II between the U.S. Great Britain, and the Soviet Union crumbled after the defeat of Germany and Japan

1945-Feburary

1945

Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt meet at the Yalta Conference

1991

1991

The Soviet Union Collapsed