Timeline of Key Events during the Cold War

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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 made by Winston
1947
(USSR set up communist government in Poland/Romania)
March ­ Truman Doctrine
June ­ Marshall Plan
September ­ Cominform set up
1948
(USSR set up communist government in Hungary)
February - Communist takeover of Czechoslovakia
June - Berlin Blockade begins
Yugoslavia expelled from Cominform
1949
April ­ Formation of NATO
May - Berlin Blockade lifted
1950
June ­ Outbreak of the Korean War
1952

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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 first satellite
1958
October ­ USA launches a spacecraft
1960
May ­ U2 Crisis; Paris Summit Conference
1961
April ­ Soviets launch first man into space; Pay of Pigs invasion
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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 ­ Soviet satellite `Luna 2' reaches the moon
October ­ Soviet take a picture of the other side of the moon
1961
April 0 Soviets send first man into space
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January ­ USA's first exploration of the moon
1972
January ­ Marks the end of the American moon landing programme…read more

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