Cold War Timeline

Cold War Timeline

US participation in the Cold War

1940 - 1960

China Fell to Communism

1945

Iron Curtain

March 1946

Winston Churchill

Truman Doctrine

1947

West Berlin Isolated

1948

NATO

1949

formed to unite Soviet republics

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Viet Kong

1954

Berlin Wall Built

1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

President Kennedy

Cultural Revolution in China

1966

Grenada becomes bastion of Communism in Latin America

1983

Gorbachev

1987 - 1989

1987: Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty
1989:he organized elections that required Communist Party members to run against nonparty members

Perestrokia

1989

Soviet Empire Collapses

1991