Cold War Era

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Term "Iron Curtain" Coined (Winston Churchill "Sinews of Peace")

March 5, 1946

Truman Doctrine

March 5, 1947

North Korea Falls to Communism

1948

Isolation of West Berlin/Massive Allied Airlift

1948

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Battle of Dien Bien Phu

1954

Fidel Castro Seizes Power in Cuba

1959

Berlin Wall Constructed

1961

Cuban Missile Crisis (Led by Khrushdev, Castro)

1962

Ho Chi Minh Leads Forces Against France and U.S.

1963

U.S. Involvement in Vietnam War

1965 - 1975

Gorbachev Introduces USSR Restrictions

1989

Tiananmen Square Demonstration

1989

Commonwealth of Independent States

1991

Soviet Empire Collapses

1991