Political Events of the 1950s

Main

Korean War

June 24, 1950

Libya decolonized

1951

Decolonization of Africa

1951 - 1957

Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952

June 27, 1952

Eisenhower elected president

November 1952

Kruschev becomes First Secretary of U.S.S.R.

1953

Vietnam War

1954

Desegregation in the U.S.

May 17, 1954

Warsaw Pact

May 1955

Sub-Saharan

1957

Hawai'i and Alaska become states

1959

Cuban Revolution

January 1, 1959

Soviet Union

Soviet Pre-Downfall of McCarthy

1953