Cold War Timeline

Timeline created by Taylor Salatich
In History
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    The Russian Revolution in 1917 dismantled Tsarist autocracy and led a rise to the Soviet Union. The February Revolution (March of 1917) took place in heavy military setbacks during the first world war (1917-18). The poor people were sick of starvation and unemployment. It developed the first Communists Government.
  • Soviet bomb test

    Soviet bomb test
    The Soviet bomb Test was classified research a development program that was made by Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union to develop nuclear weapons during World War II.
  • Potsdam Conference

    Potsdam Conference
    President Truman and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill were on one side determined to secure political freedom. The conference was a meeting of grand allies wiht the three leading poweres of WWII to discuss world peace.
  • Atomic bomb

    Atomic bomb
    On August 6 and 9 of 1945 the U.S. dropped the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two bombs that were fired killed 129,000–226,000 people, most of the people that were killed were civilians. Russia rampped up their development of bombs to create atomic bomb.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    The Truman Doctrine was an American foreign policy that was trying to stop Russian expansion in the Cold War. The cold was fought between the US and Russia but through other country's and things, like a chess match and the other country's were paws. The Truman Doctrine made it so we sent aid to country's to fight Russia but not get directly involved, Russia did the same.
  • Iron Curtain

    Iron Curtain
    Countries on the eastern side of the Iron Curtain were connected to be influenced by the Soviet Union, while in the western side the countries were allied to the U.S. The Iron Curtain also represented the start of the buffer zone the USSR had created by taking control of many eastern European countries's.
  • Molotov Plan

    Molotov Plan
    The Molotov Plan was created by the Soviet Union in 1947 in order to provide aid to rebuild the countries in Eastern Europe that were politically and economically aligned to the Soviet Union. The nations that took part in the Molotov Plan were: The Soviet Union, Poland Czechoslavkia. Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and East Germany.
  • Marshall Plan

    Marshall Plan
    "The Marshall Plan was an American initiative to aid Western Europe, in which the United States gave over $12 billion. The Marshall Plan required a lessening of interstate barriers, a dropping of many regulations, and encouraged an increase in productivity, trade union membership, as well as the adoption of modern business procedures."
  • Hollywood 10

    Hollywood 10
    Alvah Bessie, Herbert Biberman, Lester Cole, Edward Dmytryk, Ring Lardner Jr. John Howard Lawson, Albert Maltz, Samual Ornitz, Adrian Scott, and Dalton Trumbo were all part of the Hollywood 10. In late September of 1947, 79 individuals on a claim, they were injected communist propaganda into their films. The Hollywood 10 communist party they refused to answer any questions from the jury.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    In June 1948, the Russians–who wanted Berlin all for themselves–closed all highways, railroads and canals from western-occupied Germany into western-occupied Berlin.
  • Alger Hiss case

    Alger Hiss case
    In 1950 Alger Hiss was convicted of being a spy by the Soviets. Alger Hiss was an American Government official and also was convicted of perjury in connection with this charge in 1950.
  • Berlin Blockade

    Berlin Blockade
    The Berlin Blockade was the first major international crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway, road, and canal access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control.
  • NATO

    NATO
    NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization). NATO forms an International Alliance that spreads throughout the world. This International Alliance consists of 29 members states from North America and Europe.
  • Rosenburg Trial

    Rosenburg Trial
    Julies Rosenburg was arrested in July of 1950, a few weeks after the Korean War began. Ethal Rosenburg was arrested on June 19,1953, a few weeks after it ended. They were both convictied and exicuted of transmitting nuclear weapon designs to the Soviet Union.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean War was a war between North and South Korea. The war started on June 25, 1950, when North Korea invaded South Korea. The war was fought over power wants of the whole area of Korea.
  • Nixon visits China

    Nixon visits China
    In 1952 President Richard Nixon visits China for an important strategic and deployment overture that marked the culmination of Nixons administrations. When Nixon arirved in Beijing it ended after 25 years with no communication or siplomatic ties between the two countries.
  • Army-McCarthy Hearings

    Army-McCarthy Hearings
    TheArmy-McCarthy Hearings were a series of hearings held by the Senates of the United States. In the hearings they were to "investigate conflicting accusations between the Unites States Army and the U.S. Senator, Joseph McCarthy."
  • Battle of Dien Bien Phu

    Battle of Dien Bien Phu
    Battle of Dien Bien Phu was a confrontation of the first Indochina war between the French Union's French War For East Extraordinary Corps and viet Mihn Communists nationalists revoltuionaries. The battle occured between March and May of 1954
  • Geneva Conference

    Geneva Conference
    The Geneva Conference was a conference among several nations that took place in Switzerland from April 26- July 20, 1954. The issusses that startes the conference was the results from the Korean War and the Frist Indochina War.
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    The Warsaw Pact was known for The Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance. The Warsaw Pact was a collective defense treaty that was signed in Warshaw, Poland. The Warsaw Pact was also the military complement to the council for Mutual Economic Assistance.
  • Hungarian Revolution

    Hungarian Revolution
    The Hungarian Revolution was a nationwide revolt against the Marxist-Leninist Government. This Revolution lasted from 23 October to 10 November 1956. This revolution was the first major threat to the Soviet Union which was controlled by the USSR.
  • U-2 Incident

    U-2 Incident
    On 1 May 1960 the United States "U-2 spy plane was shot down by the Soviet Union Defences Forces while performing a photographic aerial reconnaissance into the Soviet's teriitory.
  • Bay of Pigs invasion

    Bay of Pigs invasion
    On 17 April 1961, 1400 Cuban exiles launched what became the invasion at the Bay of Pigs on the South Coast of Cuba. By 1959 Fidle Castro was in charge.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was gaurded concrete that physically divided Berlin from 1961- 1989. The cronstruction to build the Berlin Wall took 28 years to build . The wall opened in November of 1989.
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis lasted 13 days. The cuban Missile Crises was between the United States and The Siviet Union. They were concerning American ballistic missile deployment in Italy and Turkey.
  • Assassination of Diem

    Assassination of Diem
    Ngo Dinh Deim ( The president of South Vietnam). "On 2 November 1963 Ngo Deim and his adviser, his younger brother Ngo Dinh Nhu, were arrested after the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, also known as ARVN.
  • Assassination of JFK

    Assassination of JFK
    John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States, he was assassinated on Friday Mevember 22, 1963. Later the night the motorcade rushed JFK to the Parkland Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead 30 mintues after the shooing in texas. Oswald Lee Harvey was convicted and arested for the murder of John F. Kennedy.
  • Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    Tonkin Gulf Resolution
    The Gulf of Tonkin enacted on August 10, 1964. It was a joint revolution that the United States Congress passed on August 7, 1964. It was opposed in the Senate only by senators Wayne Morse (D-OR) and Ernest Gruening (D-AK).
  • Operation Rolling Thunder

    Operation Rolling Thunder
    The Operation Rolling Thunder was a title that was a gradual and sustained an aerial bombardment campaign that was conducted by thr U.S.
  • Riots of Democratic convention

    Riots of Democratic convention
    The Riots of Democratic convention was held on August 26-29 at the International Amphiltheater in Chicago, Illinois. As President Lyndon B. Johnson had announced that he would not seek reelection , the pourpose of the convention was to select a new presidential nominee to run as the Democratic Party Candidate.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    The Tet Offensive was series of surprise attacks by the Vietcong and the North Vietnamese. On January 30- September 23, 1968 the series of attacks started.
  • Assassination of MLK

    Assassination of MLK
    In the mid-1950s, Dr. Martin Luther King had received death threats due to his prominence in the Civil Rights Movement. MLK had confronted to the risk of his death, it was including a fatal stabbing in 1958.
  • Assassination of RFK

    Assassination of RFK
    "On June 5, 1968, presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was mortally wounded shortly after midnight at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. He was pronounced at 1:44 a.m., about 26 hours after being shot.
  • Invasion of Czechoslovakia

    Invasion of Czechoslovakia
    The Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, officially known as Operation Danube. It was a joint invasion of Czechoslovakia by five Warsaw Pact countries--the Soviet Union, Poland, Bulgaria, East Germany and Hungary. Approxmantally 250,000 Warsaw Pactg troops attacked Czecosolvakia, 137 Czechosolvakian cilvians were killed and 500 serisouly wounded during the occupation.
  • Election of Nixon

    Election of Nixon
    Vice President Richard Nixon a former Republican nominee defeated the Democratic nominee, Vice President Hubert Humphery. The election of 1968 was argued by analysis that it was a major realigning election as it was permanently disrupted the New Deal Coalition that had dominated the presidential politics for 36 years. Richard Nixon won the election with a total of 301 electoral votes beating Hubert Humphery with a total of 191 electoral votes.
  • Kent State

    Kent State
    Kent State University (KSU) is a large, primarily residential, public research university in Kent, Ohio, United States. This Univerity also includes seven regional campuses in Northern Ohio and the additional facilities in a region and internationally. The regional campuses are located in Ashtabula, Burton, East Liverpool, Jackson Township, New Philadelphia, Salem, and Warren, Ohio, with additional facilities in Cleveland, Independence, and Twinsburg, Ohio, New York City, and Florence, Italy.
  • Ceasefire in Vietnam

    Ceasefire in Vietnam
    The Ceasefire in Vietnam signed between the US, South Vietnam, and North Vietnam. The Conditions with the Ceasefire in Vietnam are for the US to remove all troops, Noth Vietnam could leave troops already in S.V., North Vietnam would resume war, No provisions for POWs and MIAs.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    The Fall of Saigon or the Liberation of Saigon was a capture of Saigon and also the capital od South Vietnam. The PAVN (People's Army of Vietnam) began their attack on Saigon on April 29, 1975 with the ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam) forces commands by General Nguyen Van Toan.
  • Reagan elected

    Reagan elected
    In 1980 the United States Presidential election was the 49th quadrennial presidential election. This election was hels on Novermber 4, 1980. Republican nominee Ronald Reagan defeated incumbent Democrat Jimmy Carter.
  • SDI announced

    SDI announced
    The Strategic Defence Initiative is also known as SDI was a proposed missile defense system. This system will protect the United States from being attacked by ballistic strategic nuclear weapons. Reagan was a vocal critic of the doctrine of MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction)
  • Geneva Conference with Gorbachev

    Geneva Conference with Gorbachev
    The Geneva Conference with Gorbachev was held on November 19-20 of 1985. Thsi conference was between the US President Ronald Reagan and the Soviet General Secretary Makhil Gorbachev. This was a Cold War-ear meeting located in Gevneva, Switzerland.
  • ‘Tear down this wall’ speech

    ‘Tear down this wall’ speech
    'Tear down the wall' is a line from a speech said by US President Ronald Reagan in West Berlin on June 12, 1987. He was calling for the leader of the Soviet Union, Makhail Gorbachev to open a barrier wich had divided the West from East Berlin.
  • Fall of Berlin Wall

    Fall of Berlin Wall
    In June of 1989, the Hungarian Government began dismantling the electrified fence along the border of Austria. In September, more than 13,000 East Germany tourists escaped through hungary to Austria.