The WWII involved most of the world's great nations. This War caused over 50 to 75 million fatalities.
February 4, 1945 - February 11, 1945
This was a conference during WWII that America's leader FDR, Great Britain's Leader Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Union's leader General Secretary Joseph Stalin.
Mar. 7, 1945 - Mar. 8, 1945
This was the day that Europe formally accepted the unconditional surrender from Germany.
July 17, 1945 - August 2, 1945
was held at Cecilienhof, the home of Crown Prince Wilhelm Hohenzollern, in Potsdam, occupied Germany. This is also another meeting here the allied powers meet. (For America it was President Harry Truman)
August 14, 1945 - September 2, 1945
V-J Day was the Victory over Japan that ended August 14, 1945 but was signed September 2, 1945
Rise of the Berlin Wall
August 13, 1961 - November 9, 1989
The Berlin Wall was both the physical division between West Berlin and East Germany from 1961 to 1989 and the symbolic boundary between democracy and Communism during the Cold War.
Marshall Plan Announced
June 5, 1947 - June 6,1947
Secretary of State George C. Marshall announced a plan to provide economic assistance to the devastated nations of Europe after World War II.
June 24, 1948 - May 12, 1949
This was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. This was the Soviet Union's attempt to limit the ability of the western powers to travel to their sectors of Berlin.
Soviets explode first atomic bomb
August 29, 1949
The Soviets created an atomic bomb with the help of a German-born physicist who passed American bomb secrets to the Soviets
June 15, 1950 - July 27, 1953
Korea split into South Korea and North Korea. North established a communist government and the south was a right-wing government. UN helped the South and the Soviet Union helped the North
Mao Zedong takes over China
September 21, 1961
Mao Zedong outlines the new Chinese government
The House Un-American Activties Committee
People would go before the Congress to see if they were a communist.
Began when the HUAC started and that the Hollywood entertainment professionals on the suspicion.
Joe McCarthy begins Communist witch hunt
McCarthy came forth with a list of people in the State Department who were known members of the American Communist Party.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
June 19, 1953
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of conspiring to passing U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviets.
John F. Kennedy elected President
November 8, 1960
This was the first the televised campaign. He was the youngest man ever to be elected president and he was the first Catholic president.
November 1, 1955 - April 30, 1975
South Vietnam, North Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos is where it took place. It was the fight of communist vs. anticommunist.
Cuban Missile Crisis
October 14, 1962 - October 28, 1962
Soviet Union and Cuba on one side and the United States on the other. It lasted 13 years.
Apollo 11 lands on the moon
July 21, 1969
Neil Armstrong Landed on the moon. It took him 6 hours to get there
Berlin Wall Falls
November 9, 1989
East Germans made the announcement that the wall was going down.
Fall of Soviet Union
With the fall of the Soviet Union it was the end of the Cold war. Other countries fall as well.