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Cold War Begins

1945

U.S used their first bomb in war

1945

Japanes surrender End of World War II

1945

Winston Churchill delivers "Iron CUrtain" speech

1946

Marshall Plan is Announced

1947

Communist takeover in Czechoslovakia

1948

Berlin Blockade begins

1948

Berlin Blockade ends

1949

NATO ratified

1949

Soviets explode first atomic bomb

1949

Joe McCarthy begins Communist witch hunt

1950

Korean War begins

1950

Rosenberg executions

1953

Korean War ends

1953

Warsaw Pact formed

1955

Cuba taken over by Fidel Castro

1959

John F. Kennedy elected President

1960

Construction of Berlin Wall begins

1961

Bay of Pigs invasion

1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas

1963

U.S. Marines sent to Dominican Republic to fight Communism

1965

Soviet troops crush Czechoslovakian revolt

1968

President Nixon extends Vietnam War to Cambodia

1970

President Nixon resigns

1974

IranContra Affair sold to Iran, profits used to support contras in Nicaragua

1985

Hungary becomes independent

1989

Warsaw Pact ends

1991

End of Soviet Union Cold War Ends

Aug 1991