Cold War - Dates and Events

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Tehran conference
1943
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Yalta conference
1945
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Potsdam conference
1945
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Churchill's iron curtain specch
1946
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Truman Doctrine
1947
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Marshall Plan
1947
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Marshall Aid
1947
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Cominform
1947
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Berlin airlift
1948
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NATO
1949
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Comecon
1949
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Chinese communist revolution
1949
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USSR first atom bomb test
1949
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Korean war
1950-55
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Stalin's death - Khrushchev became leader
1953
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Eisenhower took Truman's place
1953
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USSR and USA possessed a hydrogen bomb
1953
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USA tested the hydrogen bomb
1954
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Warsaw Pact
1955
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Khrushchev's secret speech
1956
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Hungarian uprising
1956-57
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US spending on armaments increased by 20%
1957
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Fidel Castro gained power in Cuba
1959
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John.F.Kennedy became president
1961
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Berlin Crisis (led to Berlin wall)
1961
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Bay of Pigs invasion
1961
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Cuban Missiles Crisis
1962
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Brezhnev became leader of USSR
1964
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Prague Spring and invasion of Czechoslovakia
1968
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Brezhnev Doctrine
1968
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Nixon became president
1969
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Development of detente
1970s
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Salt I Agreement
1972
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Nixon's visit to Moscow
1972
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Us and USSR astronaut's met up in space
1975
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Helsinki Agreements
1975
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Carter became president
1977
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SALT II
1979
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Collapse of detente
1979
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USSR invasion of Afghanistan
1979
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US boycott of Moscow Olympics
1980
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Raegan became president
1981
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START meetings between Raegan and Brezhnev
1982
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Death of Brezhnev - replaced by Andropov
1983
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Ragean announced SDI (Star Wars Programme)
1983
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Death of Andropov - replaced by Cherenko
1984
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USSR boycott of LA Olympics
1984
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Death of Cherenko - replaced by Gorbachev
1985
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Geneva Accord
1985
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Reykjavik summit meeting
1986
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INF (Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty)
1987
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Gorbachev rejected Brezhnev Doctrine
1988
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Sinatra Doctrine
1989
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End of Cold war
1989
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Collapse of Communism in eastern Europe
1989
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Germany united
1989
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George Bush (senior) became president
1989
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Demonstrations in east Germany
1990
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Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia declared themselves independent
1990
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CFE (Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty)
1990
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START talks
1991
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Gorbachev almost overthrown
1991
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Gorbachev resigned
1991
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