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Bolshevik Government Took Power

1917

Russian/Bolshevik Revolution

1917

Red Scare

1919 - 1920

suppressing radicals, expressing anticommunism

American President Franklin D. Roosevelt Took Office

1933

First American Embassy in the Soviet Union Opened

1934

Nazi-Soviet Pact

1939

Roosevelt Ordered Lend-Lease Aid to the Beleaguered Soviets

1941

(followed German attack)

U.S. Enters World War II

1941

Dumbarton Oaks

1944

planned the United Nations Organization

The "Big Three" Agreed to Open Second Front

1944

Bretton Woods

1944

World Bank

Alliance of Soviet Union and United States Crumbled

1945

after the defeat of Germany and Japan

Yalta Conference

1945

division of Germany; Soviet agreement to negotiate treaty with US

People began exulting that the U.S. had won the Cold War

1980 - 1990

political changes were sweeping the Soviet Unions and Eastern Europe

Collapse of Soviet Union

1991