A2 History Cold War Key Dates

A table of Key dates across the Cold War time period (1945-1991)

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Cold War Key Dates
1945 Potsdam + Yalta Conferences
Harry S Truman
1946 Kennan's Long Telegram
Churchill's `Iron Curtain' Speech
1947 Truman Doctrine
Marshall Plan
Cominform established
1948 Czech Crisis
Berlin Blockade (till early 1949)
1949 China declares Communist
USSR create their first Nuclear Bomb
Comecon established
1950 NSC-68
Korean War (1950-1953)
1952 USA produce first Hydrogen Bomb (copied by USSR few months later)
1953 Stalin's Death (Beria, Malenkov, Khrushchev battle)
Dwight `Ike' D. Eisenhower
Berlin Workers Uprising
1954 Taiwan Straits Crisis (1954-1955)
1955 Austrian State Treaty (unifies the country, keeping it neutral)
Vietnam War begins
1956 Khrushchev's Secret Speech
USSR withdraw from Finland (no use to them)
Cominform abolished
Hungarian Uprising
1958 Berlin Crisis (1958-1962)
Second Taiwan Straits Crisis
1959 Castro takes over Cuba
Khrushchev visits USA
1961 John F. Kennedy
`Bay of Pigs'
1962 USSR accepts trade with Cuba (Cuban Missile Crisis Begins)
1963 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty MAD (permitted tests only underground)
`Hot line' Telephone link (between USA and USSR)
1964 Brezhnev
1966 France Pulls out of NATO
1968 SALT
Brezhnev Doctrine
1969 Ussuri River Dispute
Richard Nixon
1972 Nixon visits China (Beijing)
Basic Treaty (West Germany accepts the existence of East)
1973 Oil Crisis
1974 SALT II
1975 Helsinki Accords
End of Vietnam war
1976 Jimmy Carter
1979 USSR invades Afghanistan (breaking Détente)
1980 `Solidarity' (Trade Union in Poland) 1980-1981
1981 Ronald Reagan
1985 Gorbachev

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Gorbachev ends the Brezhnev Doctrine
1989 George Bush
Non-Communist group elected in Poland
Romania protests overthrow Ceausescu
Hungary opens its borders
Berlin Wall collapses
1990 German Reunification was formally completed
1991 START Treaty (Strategic Arms Reduction Talks)
Communist Party in USSR collapses ­ End of the Cold War
USA Presidents
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933 - 1945) ­ Willing to negotiate (seen as `soft' on Communism)
Harry S Truman (1945 - 1953) ­ `Hard on Communism'
Dwight `Ike' D.…read more


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