Cold War

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Mao Zedong Takes Control of China

03/20/1943

Yalta Conference

02/04/1945 - 02/11/1945

President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and General Joseph Stalin attended this for post war decisions.

VE Day

05/08/1945

Victory in Europe Day. The day that the Nazi Reich Ended.

Postdam Conference

07/17/1945 - 08/02/1945

VJ Day

09/02/1945

Victory over Japan Day. The day Japan signed the Peace Treaty.

Marshall plan

06/04/1947

The US lent Economic support to help rebuild Europe after WW2 to help prevent the spread of communism.

Hollywood 10

10/01/1947

the HUAC started hearings with 10 famous actors/writers/ and directors. Blaming them for being Communist.

Berlin Blackade

06/24/1948 - 03/12/1949

USSR cut off supplies and electricity to western Berlin.

USSR First Atomic Bomb

08/29/1949

Joe McCarthy Starts Communist Hunt

02/01/1950

He made his first accusation against people in the State Department.

Vietnam

06/25/1950 - 07/27/1953

Vietnam war between the north and south.

Julius and Ethal Rosenburg

08/15/1950

They where convicted of passing Nuclear Secrets to the Soviets so that they can make Atomic Bombs.

JFK Elected President

01/03/1953

JFL was signed into office.

Vietnam War

1954 - 1975

The Start and end date for the Vietnamese War.

Rise of the Berlin Wall

08/13/1961

The day the wall was built to keep the East Germans from fleeing to the west.

Cuban Missile Crisis

10/01/1962

The Missile crisis starts with the CIA giving JFK survailence photos of the Soviets handing off missile to Cuba.

Lunar Landing

07/20/1969

We landed on the moon on this day.

Berlin Wall Falls

09/11/1989

The day that the Berlin Wall fell.

Soviet Union Fell

01/12/1991

The month of the Soviet Union Dissolution