Cold War dates - 1953-1990

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1949
Mao announced People's Republic of China
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February 1950
The Treaty of Friendship, Alliance and Mutual Assistance was signed
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June 1950
Korean War began
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November 1952
US hydrogen bomb successfully tested
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5 March 1953
Stalin's death
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1953
Malenkov's 'New Course' outlined.
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June 1953
Berlin Uprising - 400,000 workers on streets.
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July 1953
End of the Korean War
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1954
USA announced massive retaliation + the Domino Theory.
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1954-55
First Taiwan Crisis
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1955
The Austrian State Treaty
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1956
Soviet withdrawal from Finland
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July 1955 (Summit)
Geneva Summit
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1956 (Hint: speech)
Khrushchev's Secret Speech, Twentieth Party Congress 1956
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1956 (Hint: uprising)
Hungarian Uprising
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1957
Eisenhower Doctrine
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May 1957
Soviet Union successfully tested first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)
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1957 (arms race)
USSR - Sputnik and Sputnik II
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1958
The Great Leap Forward announced
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1958 (Visit)
Khrushchev's first visit to China (swimming pool)
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September 1958
Second Taiwan Crisis
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1958-9
Berlin Crisis - USA, Britain and France rejecting Khrushchev's demands for a 'free city'.
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January 1959 (revolution - arms race)
The Cuban Revolution
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September 1959 (Summit)
Camp David Summit
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1959 (visit)
Khrushchev's second visit to China
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1960 (us-sino)
Chinese beat Russian's to the top of Mount Everest
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May 1960 (Summit)
Paris Summit + U2 incident
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July 1960 (arms race)
USA deployed Polaris, the world's first submarine-launched ballistic missile.
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July 1960 (arms race- Cuba)
USA imposed economic blockade on Cuba, refusing to buy its sugar.
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April 1961 (arms race)
Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space
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April 1961 (arms race - Cuba)
The Bay of Pigs Invasion
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June 1961 (summit)
Vienna Summit
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August 1961
Berlin Wall
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October 1961
US diplomat Clay not allowed into East Berlin - sparked forces.
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October 1961 (arms race - Cuba)
Operation Mongoose
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October 1962
The Cuban Missile Crisis
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June 1963
The 'hot-line' agreement
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August 1963
The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
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1964
Khrushchev removed from power and replaced by Brezhnev
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1965
Mao launched Cultural Revolution
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1968
Brezhnev Doctrine announced
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1969
The Ussuri River Dispute
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April, 1971
Mao invites US ping-pong team to play international match
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1972 (visit)
Nixon's visit to China + Shanghai Communique published
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1972 (summit)
Moscow Summit, SALT I and Basic Principles Agreement
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1975
The Helsinki Accords
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October 1973
OPEC - oil embargo
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1974
Jackson-Vanik amendment
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1976
Presidential election in US + Party Congress in USSR
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1979 (treaty)
SALT II signed
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1979
Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
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1979 (visit)
Pope John Paul's visit to Poland
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1980
Poland protests
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January 1981
Lech Walesa blessed by John Paul II
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1984
Announcement of 'Star Wars'
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March 1985
Gorbachev came to power + 'New Political Thinking'
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November 1985 (summit)
Geneva Summit
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October 1986 (summit)
Reykjavik Summit
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December 1987 (summit + treaty)
Washington Summit + INF Treaty
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May 1988 (summit)
Moscow Summit
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1988-9
Ending of Brezhnev Doctrine
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1988 (speech)
Gorbachev's UN speech
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January 1989
Hungary's collapse
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September 1989
Poland's collapse
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November 1989
Fall of the Berlin Wall + Czechoslovakia's collapse
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December 1989
Romania's collapse
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December 1991
Gorbachev resigned + USSR collapsed
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1991 (treaty)
START agreement
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The Treaty of Friendship, Alliance and Mutual Assistance was signed

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Korean War began

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US hydrogen bomb successfully tested

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Stalin's death

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Jodiane_Milton

Such great flashcards for trying to remember dates and quick fire revision!!! Love them!!!! :-) :-)

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