The Cold War Timeline

timeline of the Cold War

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The Cold War Timeline
The
Cold
War
devel
ops
1945 February Yalta Conference
8th May VE Day (end of Second World War)
17th July ­ 2nd Potsdam Conference
August
6th August Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima
2nd September VJ Day (end of war against Japan)
1946 5th March Churchill gives `Iron Curtain' speech at Fulton, Missouri
10th September Greek Communists launch civil war against Royalists
1947 March Launch of the Truman Doctrine
June Marshall Plan established
1948 February Communist coup in Czechoslovakia
June Berlin Blockade begins
1949 April NATO established
May Berlin Blockade lifted
The
Cold
War
sprea
ds to
the
Far
East
September Communists take over China
1950 February Sino-Soviet alliance signed
25th June Start of the Korean War
1953 5th March Death of Stalin
27th July Ceasefire agreed in Korea
The
`Thaw
'
1954 July Geneva agreement on Indochina
September Taiwan Straits crisis develops
1955 May Warsaw Pact established
July Geneva Summit (Khrushchev and Eisenhower)
1956 November Soviet troops invade Hungary
1958 August Crisis develops in Taiwan Straits
1960 May U-2 spy plane shot down over USSR
1961 12th April Yuri Gagarin becomes first man in space
17th ­ 20th April Bay of Pigs invasion
June Vienna Summit (Kennedy and Khrushchev)
August Berlin Wall erected

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October Cuban Missile Crisis
Déten
te
1964 August Gulf of Tonkin Resolution leads to increased US involvement in
Vietnam
1968 August Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia
1969 March Sino-Soviet border clash as Damansky Island on the Ussuri River
August Sino-Soviet clashes at Xinjiang
1972 May SALT 1 signed
1975 August Helsinki Accords signed
The
Secon
d
Cold
War
1979 December Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
1980 December Martial law introduced in Poland in response to Solidarity
1983 1st September South Korean airliner KAL 007 shot down by…read more

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Beth Coomes

this was so helpful thank you it was so brief but let me know everything that could help structure my answers :)

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