Cold War Period

The events during the Cold War.


Cold War Timeline

February 4, 1945 - August, 1991

USA uses its atomic bomb on Japan

August 1945

The United States uses its atomic bomb on Japan to help end the war.

World War 2 ends.

August 14, 1945

Japanese surrenders to the United States

The Marshall Plan

June 1947

The Marshall plan is announced which aims to help aid Europe after the devastating World War 2 .

Korean War

June 1950 - July 1953

The Korean war begins when North Korea invades South Korea

Cuban Takeover

January 1959

Fidel Castro takes control of Cuba

John F. Kennedy elected President

November 1960

John F. Kennedy is elected president of the United States of America

Bay of Pigs Invasion

April 1961

Kennedy increases spending cost for military

July 1961

The president, John. F Kennedy increases the spending cost for the military

Berlin wall Construction and Destruction

August 17 1961 - November 1989

The wall of Berlin in Germany begins its construction, and is destroyed in November of 1989

USA involvement in Vietnam


U.S. involvement in Vietnam increased

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 1962

Assassination of John F. Kennedy

November 1963

President Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas

Fight of Communism

April 1965

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

Dispatching of 150,000 U.S. troops to Vietnam

July 1965

The US deploy 150,000 troops to Vietnam

North Korea captures the U.S.S Pueblo

January 1968

The country of North Korea capture the U.S.S Pueblo

Apollo 11 on Moon

July 20 1969

Apollo 11 lands on the moon

President Nixon Resigns

August 1974

Richard Nixon resigns from being president

North Vietnam Defeats South Vietnam

April 17 1975

North Vietnam defeats South Vietnam and the United States

President Reagan proposes Strategic Defense


President Reagan announces a defense system

Poland becomes independent

June 1989

Poland becomes its own country

Hungary becomes independent

September 1989

Hungary becomes its own country

Berlin Wall falls

November 1989

The Berlin Wall in Germany is teared down to become one country

Communist Countries Galore

December 1989

About 3 countries become a communist government

The Soviet empire ends

December 1989

The Soviet Union is no more

Lithuania becomes independent

March 1990

The country of Lithuania becomes its own country

Germany Re-Unites

October 3 1990

Germany Re-unites and is a full and running country

The Soviet Union is over

August 1991

The Soviet Union is abolished and is no more