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Timeline of the Cold War

1944

(Albania/Bulgaria taken over by the USSR)

1945

February ­ Yalta Potsdam Conference

April ­ President Roosevelt dies; Truman become President

May ­ German defeated

July ­ Potsdam Conference

August - Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima (6th) Nagasaki (9th)

1946

March ­ Iron curtain speech…

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November ­ Testing of first hydrogen bomb

1953

March ­ Death of Stalin

July ­ Ceasefire in Korea

1953 ­ 1956

The `thaw'

1955

May ­ Warsaw Pact

1956

February - Khrushchev made speech denouncing Stalin's brutality

November ­ Hungarian rising is crushed by Soviets

1957

October - USSR launches…

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July ­ USA lands first man on the moon

1988

August ­ Soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia; Brezhnev Doctrine

Timeline of the nuclear arms and space race

1957

October ­ USSR launches first satellite

November ­ USSR puts a god into space

1958

January ­ USA launches first satellite

1959

September…

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1971

January ­ USA's first exploration of the moon

1972

January ­ Marks the end of the American moon landing programme

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