Cold War Timeline

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Cold War Timeline
Year Event Feautres Effects/ Comment Leaders
Involved
1943 Tehran Agree Disagree Stalin
Conference - Sphere of Influence -How Germany should be dealt Roosevelt
Churchill
1945 Yalta Conference Agree Disagree Stalin
-USSR help USA defeat -What democracy meant Roosevelt
Japan Churchill
- UN
- `Liberated Europe'- west
to work for democracy in
Europe
- Poland goes to USSR
-Divide Germany
1945 Potsdam Agree Disagree Stalin
Conference -Ban Nazi Party - Stalin made Poland Truman
-Prosecute Nazi's as war Communist Churchill
criminals -
-Germany into 4 zones
1946 Iron Curtain Churchill gave this speech - Stalin responded to this by Churchill
in America, stating that calling USA and UK,
there was a divide between warmongers and comaring
east and west Europe, due them to Hitler , when he
to Stalin's influence over signed a friendship pact then
the east. invaded the USSR
- Increased the tension
1946 Long Telegram - secret report sent from - Increased the tension Truman
US Ambassador to Truman,
stating that Staling was
building up the military and
wanted to destroy
capitalism
1946 Novikov's -secret report sent to - Increased the tension Stalin
Telegram Stalin from USSR
Ambassador. It stated that
America want world
domination and was
preparing for war.
1947 Truman Doctrine Military Strategy set out in - went against agreements at Truman
speech to address the Tehran, that USSR could have a

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East
communism Europe
- communism shouldn't be
allowed to spread - increased suspicions from
-$400 million to fund Stalin, because he knew US
troops to invade had money to invade
communism oppressed
countries
1947 Marshall Aid Economic strategy to offer - end of co-operation with Truman
aid.to countries oppressed USSR
by communism - 16 countries accepted
- USSR rejected it and forbade
eastern Europe to accept it.…read more

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USSR makes it's
fist Atomic Bomb, which
shocked America
1953 Stalin Dies Khrushchev succeeds him
1955 Warsaw Pact Response to NATO Khrushchev
-Attack against one is an
attack against all
1956 De-Stalinisation Removal of Stalin's `Secret Speech'- a speech Khrushchev
influence and the beginning given by Khrushchev promising
of a more liberal rule to end `Stalinism' across the
Soviet sphere of Influence.
1956 Hungary Rakosi- Hungary's ruler Consequences Rakosi- bald
from 49-56, `Stalin's best - after 2 weeks, Nagy is butcher
pupil', killed 2000.…read more

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Paris Conference Just prior to summit, USSR When Eisenhower refused to Eisenhower
shot down a US spy plane apologise, Khrushchev walks Krushchev
and captured the pilot. out o meeting.
1961 Vienna Khrushchev thinks Kennedy was strong and starts Kennedy
Conference Kennedy is weak and to prepare for war Khrushchev
reinstates the ultimatum. - $3.…read more

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America
n
property.
-America
respond
ed by
banning
the
import
of Cuban
Sugar.
-Castro
turns to
USSR for
help.
Khrushc
hev
gives
economi
c aid.…read more

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USSR
Missiles
in Cuba,
USA
sees
them,
plans the
attack
Events
of the
13 days
-
Kennedy
decides
to
impose
NAVAL
BLOCKA
DE and
quaranti
ne Cuba
to stop
the
nuclear
weapons
reaching
it.…read more

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USA
goes to
war
-25th
Oct-
highest
level of
Alert,
Kennedy
asks if
nukes
can be
removed
-26th
Oct-
Khrushc
hev says'
only if
you
promise
to not
invade
Cuba and
you
remove
missiles
from
Turkey
-27th- US
spy
plane is
shot
down.
Hawks
demand
retaliatio
n.…read more

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Turkey
withdraw
al must
be
secret.…read more

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DÉTENT
E- relax
of
tensions
between
superpo
wers
Long-t
erm
Conse
quence
s
- Arms
Race ­
'65
-
Doctrine
of
MUTUAL
LY
ASSURE
D
DESTRU
CTION-
reluctant
to have
a war
- France
Leaves
NATO
1968 Czechoslovakia Dubcek wanted to Brezhnev tried to convince Dubcek-
introduce new reforms Dubcek that reforms had gone Czech
known as the Prague too far; would result of the Brezhnev-
Spring.…read more

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Socialism with a human In August, he issued Brezhnev
face' it wanted to Doctrine- any country who
-relax press censorship threatened the security of the
- legalise political Eastern Bloc would be invaded
opposition August 20th- Dubcek arrested
-give more power to Czech and forced to sign MOSCOW
parliament PROTOCOL ­ reversed the
- MARKET SOCIALISM- affects of Prague Spring
capitalist elements on
Czech economy USA- Public condemnation
West Europe- Italy and
This was welcomed by France leave Soviet
most- Milan Kundera- East Europe- Yugoslavia…read more

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