Development of the Cold War

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Confrontation of the Superpowers

Two Superpowers

1945 - 1949

Between 1945 and 1949, a number of events led the two superpowers to oppose each other.

The Truman Doctrine

June 1947

The Truman Doctrine was followed in June 1947.

Marshal Plan

1949

The Soviet Union responded to Marshall Plan by founding the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance.

Federal Republic of Germany

September 1949

The Federal Republic of Germany, or West Germany, was formally created.

Spread of the Cold War

NATO

1949

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was formed in April 1949.

Chinese Communist

1949

Chinese Communist took control of the government in China , strenghtening U.S fears.

Sputnik

1957

The Soviets sent Sputnik I, the fist human made space satellite.

Soviets ships with missles

October 1962

Kennedy found out that Soviet ships was carrying Missles.

Vietnam and the Domino Theory

Lyndon B. Johnson

1964

President Lyndon B. Johnson increased number of U.S troops were sent to Vietnam.

Agreement

1973

President Nixon reached an agreement with North Vietnams Leader that allowed U.S to withdraw its armed forces.