International Relations: Cold War - Timeline Flashcards

Flashcards of the important dates of the Cold War, from 1943-1990. It's unlikely that you'll be asked about anything from before 1945, but I've put n 1943 and 1944 just for extra detail. :)

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1943
Tehran Meeting
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1944
Moscow meeting, Bretton Woods Conference
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1945
Yalta Conference, Truman becomes President, WW2 Ends, Potsdam Conference
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1946
Kennan Telegram, 'Iron Curtain' Speech, Novikov Telegram, Grand Alliance effectively ends
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1947
Truman Doctrine, Moscow Meeting, Marshall Plan, Hungary Stalinised, Bizonia formed
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1948
Trizonia formed, Capitalist pwoers begin working on West Germany currency reform, Czechoslovakia Stalinised, Berlin Blockade begins, Operation VIttles and Plainfare launched, USA deploys 60 B29 bombers to UK
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1949
Stalin concedes the Blockade after 2.3 millions tons of supplies are flown to Berlin, China goes Communist, NATO established, USSR tests atomic bomb, Federal Republic of Germany created
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1950
Korean War begins, 'Defensive Perimeter' speech given, Sino-Soviet Treaty signed, NSC-68 Report
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1953
Soviets decide to back Ulbricht, Eisenhower elected President, CIA intervenes against perceived threats, Stalin dies, Korean War armistice signed, widespread protests across Eastern Europe
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1954
West Germany joins NATO, Soviet military bases in Finland given up, first Taiwan Straits Crisis
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1955
Geneva Summit, Austria reunited, Warsaw Pact formed, Khrushchev becomes leader
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1956
ICBM created by USSR, Sputnik launched, Hungarian Crisis, Polish Uprising, Khrushchev's Secret Speech
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1957
Second Taiwan Straits Crisis, Russian attempts to remove Khrushchev from power
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1958
Explorer 1 launched, China's Great Leap Forward, Khrushchev delivers 'Berlin Ultimatum'
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1959
Cuban Revolution
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1960
U2 spy plane incident, Paris Summit, Khrushchev removes Soviet experts from China
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1961
Vienna Summit, JFK becomes President, Bay of Pigs invasion, Berlin Wall Construction begins, Tsar Bomba tested by USSR
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1962
Cuban Missile Crisis, 'Open Letter' published
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1963
Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, 'Hot-line' created, Kennedy visits West Berlin
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1964
Moscow meeting, Khrushchev removed from office, Brezhnev emerges as Soviet leader
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1966
Cultural Revolution launched in China
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1967
Chinese-Russain border clashes begin
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1968
Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, Brezhnev doctrine
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1969
Nixon becomes President, Nixon-China talks begin, Moon Landing, Damansky Island Incident
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1970
Chinese and American ambassadors meet
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1971
Ping-pong teams meet, Kissinger visits China
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1972
Shanghai Communique issued, Nixon visits China, 'Week That Changed The World', Moscow Summit
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1973
Watergate Scandal, Ford becomes President, OPEC Crisis
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1974
Vladivostok Agreement
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1975
Helsinki Accords, Creation of G7, Ford visits China
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1977
Carter elected as President
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1978
Trident programme initiated
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1979
Thatcher elected, Detente ends,John Paul II's first visit to Poland,Vienna Agreement, SALT2, Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
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1980
USA boycotss Moscow Olympics, Establishment of Solidarity, Poland Crisis
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1981
Reagan elected, Reagan restricts Soviet access to technology, John Paull II invites Lech Walesa to Vatican
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1982
Reagan restricts Soviet access to US oil and gas
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1983
'Evil Empire' speech, John Paul II visits Poland again
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1984
SDI launched, USA deploys IRMs in Western Europe
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1985
Gorbachev elected, Geneva Summit
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1986
Reykjavik Summit
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1987
INF Treaty signed, John Paul II visits Poland
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1988
Sinatra doctrine, Moscow Summit
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1989
Partial destruction of Berlin Wall, Romanion Revolution, Multi-party elections held in Hungary, 'Velvet Revolution' in Czechoslovakia
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1990
Lech Walesa elected, Germany reunified, Latvia breaks away from USSR
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1991
Soviet Union ceases to exist, end of Cold War
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Moscow meeting, Bretton Woods Conference

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1944

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Yalta Conference, Truman becomes President, WW2 Ends, Potsdam Conference

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Card 4

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Kennan Telegram, 'Iron Curtain' Speech, Novikov Telegram, Grand Alliance effectively ends

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Card 5

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Truman Doctrine, Moscow Meeting, Marshall Plan, Hungary Stalinised, Bizonia formed

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