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The
Cold
War,
1945-1975
Timeline

1945
-
WW2
ends,
Hitler
and
Nazism
destroyed,
USA
and
USSR
rise
as
the
two
world
superpowers










-
Yalta
Conference
(February)










-
Roosevelt
dies
(12th
April),
replaced
by
Truman










-
Allies
test
Atomic
Bomb
(July)
and
later
use
one
in
Japan








-
Stalin
takes
control…

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-
Kennedy
announces
blockade
and
calls
on
USSR
to
withdraw
missiles
(22nd
October)








-
Kennedy
receives
le]er
from
Khrushchev
saying
the
USSR
will
not
observe
the
blockade
(23rd












October)










-
Blockade
begins
(24th
October)








-
Kennedy
receives
long
le]er
which
says
missiles
would
be
removed
if
the
blockade
was
liZed…

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