The Cold War Timeline - All of the key events

A timeline of all of the key events required for the AQA History Cold War Exam for AS Level Students

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1917 Bolshevik Revolution (USSR)
1918 Bolshevik's murder the Tsar and his family
1919 Russia forms Comintern
Troops withdrew from civil war
1922 Russia signed the Treaty of Rapello with Germany
1924 Dawes Plan (USA)
1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact ­ USSR excluded
1929 Wall Street Crash (USA)
1935 7th World Congress of Communist International
1938 Japan and USSR clash on the frontier of Eastern Siberia and Manchukuo
1939 US renounced the 1911 commercial treaty with Japan
German-Soviet Trade Pact signed
German- Soviet non-aggression pact in Moscow ­ secret clause over Poland
US and UK Emergency Bill over the situation in Poland
US proclaimed neutrality in European War
USSR invades Poland and signs separate treaties with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to
use their naval bases
Soviet- German Boundary and Friendship treaty was signed
Stalin demanded territory from Finland
"Cash and Carry" clause added to neutrality pact ­ UK and France could buy arms from
the USA
Soviet troops invade Finland ­ "winter war"
1940 US and British Agreement ­ US supplied 50 destroyers in return for naval bases in the
Caribbean, Bermuda and Newfoundland
1941 August ­ Atlantic Charter principles
US bought out the Lend-lease bill and signed it 3 years later
USA freezes Axis assets
US marines take over bases in Iceland and Trinidad
Part of mutual assistance between UK and USSR
US Lend-lease extended to USSR

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Britain, USA and USSR met in Moscow to plan assistance for the USSR
1942 Britain and USSR sign 20 year Agreement of Mutual Assistance
1943 Trident ­ US and UK planned provisional date to attack France
23rd November ­ Tehran Conference
1944 20th August ­ Red Army launched a major offensive to drive the German Army out of
the Balkans
Soviet's backed the Polish Committee for National Liberation
USSR attacked Bulgaria
USSR took Riga, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania
1945 11th February ­ Yalta Conference
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February - Khrushchev's Destalinisation speech
Hungarian Uprising
Polish Uprising
The Suez Crisis
1958 The Berlin Crisis started
1959 May-August ­ Geneva Conference forcing Khrushchev's ultimatum and proposing
German unity and free elections
1961 End of the Berlin Crisis
1962 The Cuban Missile Crisis
1963 Test Ban Treaty (USA/USSR)
1966 December - Ostpolitik
1968 June ­ Non-Proliferation Treaty
20-21st August - The Prague Spring ­ Dubcek became first Secretary of the Czech
Communist Party
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April ­ USSR agreed to withdraw troops from Afghan over a ten month period
Gorbachev's speech at the United Nations suggested freedom of choice
1989 January ­ parliament voted to allow freedom of association and assembly
1991 19th August - Gorbachev falls ill…read more


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