HISTORY: Cold War Timeline - 1943-56

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Event(s)

LONG TERM TENSION

Getting Started

THE GRAND ALLIANCE (1941)

THE TEHERAN CONFERENCE (1943)

THE PERCENTAGES AGREEMENT (1944)

THE YALTA CONFERENCE (FEB 1945)

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THE POTSDAM CONFERENCE (JULY 1945)

SOVIET EXPANSION IN EASTERN EUROPE (1945-8)

LONG TELEGRAM (APRIL 1945) -timeline (FEB 1946) - johndclare

IRON CURTAIN SPEECH (1946)

NOVIKOV TELEGRAM (AUGUST 1945)

GREECE (1944-1947)

THE TRUMAN DOCTRINE AND POLICY OF CONTAINMENT (1947)

COMINFORM (OCTOBER 1947)

THE MARSHALL PLAN (1947-1948)

COMECON (1949)

SOVIET TROOPS TAKE CONTROL OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA (1948)

BERLIN CRISIS - BLOCKADE AND AIRLIFT (1948-9)

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) - (AUGUST 1949)

RUSSIA SUCCESSFULLY TESTED ITS FIRST ATOMIC BOMB (AUGUST 1949)

CHINA BECOMES COMMUNIST AFTER COMMUNIST REVOLUTION (OCTOBER 1949)

KOREAN WAR (1950)

NUCLEAR ARMS RACE (1950)

STALIN DIES (1953)

WARSAW PACT FORMED (1955)

KHRUSHCHEV'S 'SECRET SPEECH'

HUNGARIAN UPRISING (1956)

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