Mrs.Martins Cold War Timeline

Timeline created by Dmoore98
  • Deng Xiaoping (1904-1997)

    Deng Xiaoping (1904-1997)
    a prominent Chinese politician and reformer, and the late leader of the Communist Party of China.
  • russian communist revolution

    russian communist revolution
    The Russian Revolution took place in 1917, during the final phase of World War I. It removed Russia from the war and brought about the transformation of the Russian Empire into the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), replacing Russia’s traditional monarchy with the world’s first Communist state. The revolution happened in stages through two separate coups, one in February and one in October. The new government, led by Vladimir Lenin, would solidify its power.
  • Treaty of Versallies

    Treaty of Versallies
    A peace agreement between the United States and the Germans.
  • Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013)

    Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013)
    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990
  • Yalta Conference

    Yalta Conference
    Yalta Conference, (February 4–11, 1945), major World War II conference of the three chief Allied leaders, Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt of the United States, Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Great Britain, and Premier Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union, which met at Yalta in Crimea to plan the final defeat and occupation of Nazi Germany.
  • Nuclear Deterrent

    Nuclear Deterrent
    Deterrence theory holds that nuclear weapons are intended to deter other states from attacking with their nuclear weapons, through the promise of retaliation and possibly mutually assured destruction (MAD).
  • Iron Curtain Speech

    Iron Curtain Speech
    The speech retained to the Berlin Wall. "From stettin in the baltic to trieste in the adriatic, an Iron Curtain has descended across the continent... I do not believe that Soviet Russia desires war. What the desire is the fruits of war and the indefinite expansion of their power and doctrines."
  • Baruch Plan

    Baruch Plan
    The Baruch Plan was a proposal by the United States government, written largely by Bernard Baruch but based on the Acheson–Lilienthal Report, to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (UNAEC) during its first meeting in June 1946.
  • Nuremberg Trials

    Nuremberg Trials
    Punishment of German leaders for the atrocities as well as other war crimes they commited.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    Contain and confront communism wherever they try to influence it.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    United States provide economic assistance to restore the economic infrastructure of postwar Europe.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Germany and the Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway, road, and canal access to the sectors of Berlin under allied control. We airlifted recorces to West Berlin.
  • United Nations

    United Nations
    The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization established 24 October 1945, to promote international co-operation. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was created following the Second World War to prevent another such conflict.
  • NATO Created

    NATO Created
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty
  • Chinese Communist Revolution

    Chinese Communist Revolution
    The culmination of the Chinese Communist Party's drive to power.
  • Joseph McCarthy Speech

    Joseph McCarthy  Speech
    Warning of communism in America.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean War (in South Korea: Hangeul, "Korean War" in North Korea, Joguk Haebang Jeonjaeng, "Fatherland Liberation War" was a war between North and South Korea, in which a United Nations force led by the United States of America fought for the South, and China fought for the North, which was also assisted by the Soviet Union. The war arose from the division of Korea at the end of World War II and from the global tensions of the cold war.
  • warsaw pact

    warsaw pact
    The Warsaw Pact (formally, the Treaty of Friendship, Co-operation, and Mutual Assistance, sometimes, informally WarPac, akin in format to NATO) was a collective defense treaty among eight communist states of Central and Eastern Europe in existence during the Cold War.
  • U.S. sent troops to Vietnam

    U.S. sent troops to Vietnam
    Battle of Kienhoa Province: 400 guerillas attack village in Kienhoa Province, and are defeated by South Vietnamese troops. Vice President Johnson Tours Saigon: During a tour of Asian countries, Vice President Lyndon Johnson visits Diem in Saigon.
  • Sputnik Launched

    Sputnik Launched
    Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite, made by the Soviets.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    companies and interests in Cuba, his inflammatory anti-American rhetoric, and Cuba's movement toward a closer relationship with the Soviet Union led U.S. officials to conclude that the Cuban leader was a threat to U.S. interests in the Western Hemisphere. In March 1960, President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered the CIA to train and arm a force of Cuban exiles for an armed attack on Cuba. John F. Kennedy inherited this program when he became president in 1961.
  • Fidel Castro Proclaims Communist Cuba

    Fidel Castro Proclaims Communist Cuba
    Castro came to power in 1959 after leading a successful revolution against the dictatorial regime of Fulgencio Batista. Almost from the start, the United States worried that Castro was too leftist in his politics. He implemented agrarian reform, expropriated foreign oil company holdings, and eventually seized all foreign-owned property in Cuba.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    It cut off West Berlin completely by surrounding East Berlin with the Berlin Wall. Due to this it caused the Berlin Airlift.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The United States was threatened by nuclear missles in Cuba.
  • M.A.D.

    Mutual Assured Destruction
    U.S. doctrine of reciprocal deterrence resting on the U.S. and Soviet Union each being able to inflict unacceptable damage on the other in retaliation for a nuclear attack.
  • Non-proliferation agreement

    Non-proliferation agreement
    An international treaty whose objective is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and to further the goal of achieving nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Due to this landing on the moon by the United States we won the space race.
  • Kent state shooting

    Kent state shooting
    The Kent State shootings occurred at Kent State University in the US city of Kent, Ohio, and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4, 1970. The guardsmen fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others.Some of the students who were shot had been protesting the Cambodian Campaign.
  • S.A.L.T.

    SALT stands for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks. "
    Strategic Arms" was a euphemism for nuclear weapons.
    The SALT negotiations produced two treaties between the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    The Fall of Saigon was the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People's Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam on April 30, 1975.
  • Pope John Paul II (1978-2005)

    Pope John Paul II (1978-2005)
    John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope in 455 years. He was pope for 27 years, making him the second longest serving pope
  • Soviets Invade Afghanistan

    Soviets Invade Afghanistan
    It was fought between Soviet-led Afghan forces against multi-national insurgent groups called the Mujahideen, mostly composed of two alliances – the Peshawar Seven and the Tehran Eight. The Peshawar Seven insurgents received military training in neighboring Pakistan and China, as well as weapons and billions of dollars from the United States, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, and other countries.
  • Lech Walesa (1990-1995)

    Lech Walesa (1990-1995)
    Lech Walesa, was a founder of the Solidarity trade union group that helped bring about about the downfall of communism in Poland in 1989. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983
  • S.T.A.R.T.

    START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) was a bilateral treaty between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms.
  • General Assembly

    General Assembly
    The General Assembly (GA) is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the UN. Decisions on important questions, such as those on peace and security, admission of new members and budgetary matters, require a two-thirds majority.
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
    International association established to keep the peace.