GCSE Edexcel History - Cold war timeline

This is a word 2003 document of 4 pages - it gives brief outlines of what happens and dates. It also shows which leader was in power at the time of the event.

I made this timeline for my GCSE and found it useful as prompting for what happened when and asking myself the other details to the event that happened.

I hope this helps you too!

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Date Event Leader
(USA/USSR)
1945 World War II ends Roosevelt/Stalin
February 1945 Yalta Conference Roosevelt/Stalin

Japan to be attacked by USSR once Germany is
defeated.
United Nations Organisation to be set up.
Divide Germany.
Eastern European Governments to have free elections.
July 1945 Potsdam Conference Truman/Stalin

Japan attacked as planned.…

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suffered as there was a major shortage of food. Stalin
later saw that this didn't work for him to take the whole of
Berlin and so he reopened the routes once again.
Consequence: NATO
1949 USSR ­ First Atom Bomb Truman/Stalin

Shocked America because they thought it would take
them…

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Revolt against communist control that was crushed by
Red Army. Khrushchev suggested that Moscow would
tolerate different kinds of Communism, which encouraged
Hungarians to hold multiparty elections and withdraw
from the Warsaw Pact. Consequently this showed the
communism could only be put in place by force.
The USA was unable…

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Space Link up Mission
Cooperation between superpowers in an area where
there was lots of competition. Nixon's improving relation
with China led the USSR to try to improve relations with
the USA as they didn't want to be replaced by China.
1979 SALT II not ratified by US congress. Carter/Brezhnev…

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Breakthrough!
USA to eliminate 846
USSR 1846
1989 Free elections in Poland Bush Senior/Gorby

Berlin Wall knocked down

Summit in Malta
Cold war announced over
1990 Germany reunites into one again Bush Senior/Gorby

31st May ­ 3rd June
Washington Summit

November
Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty (CFE)
Signed by…

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