Cold War

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1945: February 4-11-- Yalta Conference Cold War Begins

1945

1945: August 14 -- Japanese surrender End of World War II

1945

1954: July -- Vietnam split at 17th parallel

1954

1959: January -- Cuba taken over by Fidel Castro

1959

1960: November -- John F. Kennedy elected President

1960

1960: May -- Soviet Union reveals that U.S.

1960

Bay of Pigs invasion

1960

Construction of Berlin Wall begins

1961

Soviet troops crush Czechoslovakian revolt

1968

North Korea captured U.S.S. Pueblo

1968

Apollo 11 lands on the moon

1969

Iran-Contra Affair revealed to public

1986

Soviet troops withdraw from Afghanistan

1989

China puts down protests for democracy; Poland becomes independent

1989

Berlin Wall falls and Hungary becomes independent

1989

Lithuania becomes independent. Boris Yeltsin elected to presidency of Russia

1990

Germany reunited

1990

End of Soviet Union Cold War Ends

1991