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Cold War Timeline

Important events in the Cold War and the years that they occurred.

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1960 (May)
U-2 spy plane shot down over Soviet Union
1954
KGB Established
1946
French order Ho Chi-minh's gov't to leave Hanoi. Set up Bao Dai as puppet.
1947 (March)
Truman declares active role in Greek Civil War
1953
Eisenhower takes office
1953-1954
Height of the Red Scare
1968
Tet Offensive
1963
Limited Test Ban Treaty
1973
"Peace with Honor" Truce in Vietnam
1963
Army coup overthrows and murders Diem
1961
Eisenhower breaks diplomatic ties with Cuba
1960
VietCong is formed and demands democratic gov't
1945
Truman takes office
1961
Alliance For Progress Introduced
1949 (August)
Soviets detonate their first nuclear device
1949 (October)
Mao proclaims the establishment of the People's Republic of China
1950 (June)
National Security Council adopts NSC-68
1946
Baruch plan accepted by UN; rejected by USSR.
1948-1949
Berlin Blockade
1949
NATO created
1945 (July)
Potsdam Conference
1961
The Vienna Summit
1964
Chinese explode their first nuclear device
1964 (August)
Gulf of Tonkin
1953
Iranian Intervention
1963
Kennedy assassinated
1945 (February)
Yalta Conference (Roosevelt)
1950 (June)
Korean War Begins
1962
Cuban Missile Crisis
1970
Vietnam War extended into Cambodia
1972 (July)
SALT 1 Signed
1945 (May)
U.S. stops Lend-Lease shipments to Soviet Union
1969
Nixon takes office
1961 (April)
Bay of Pigs
1954
Geneva Agreement divides Vietnam at 17th parallel
1952
Batista seizes control in Cuba
1947 (March)
Truman Doctrine Issued
1974
Nixon Resigns / Ford takes over
1961-1962
Geneva Conference
1970
Vietnamization / Guam Doctrine
1954
The Berlin Conference
1961
Kennedy takes office
1950 (February)
Mao and Stalin conclude treaty of Friendship, Alliance, and Mutual Assistance
1941
Viet Min organized
1947
British and U.S. German Occupation zones fused into Bizonia
1949
German Federal Republic (West) and German Democratic Republic (East) created
1948
Yugoslav Crisis
1954
SEATO created
1963
Johnson takes office
1947
Marshall Plan
1947 (September)
Rio Pact
1956
Suez War
1979 (July)
SALT II Signed
1953
Stalin dies
1975
South Vietnam gov't surrenders
1946 (March)
Iron Curtain Speech
1961 (August)
Construction for Berlin Wall Begins
1955 (May)
Warsaw Pact created
1949 (January)
Comicon established
1959
Castro's "26th of July Movement" revolutionaries overthrow Batista, who flees. Castro becomes head of government.
1954
French defeated at Dien Bien Phu
1953
Korean War ends

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