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The Cold War: 1947-1989

1947 - The Truman Doctrine

Jun 1948 to May 1949 - Soviet Blockade of the Berlin

1948 - UKUSA agreement

1949 - NATO Treaty signed

1949 - Communists take power in China; Nationalists retreat to Taiwan

1950 to 1953 - Korean War

1952 - NSA (National Security Agency) established in US by Truman. "Spy" war officially began.

1955 - Warsaw Pact is formed

Oct. 31 1956 to Nov. 7 1956 - British-French offense in Suez

May 1 1960 - U-2 plane shut down over the USSR

April 17 1961 - The Bay of Pigs: US attempt to invade Cuba

Oct. 22 1962 to Oct. 27 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis

1964 - Gulf of Tonkin resolution

1960s to 1990s - UKUSA spy satellite network ECHELON is developed.

1964 to 1973 - Vietnam, Second Indochina war

August 20 1968 to August 21 1968 - Warshaw pact armies enter Czechoslovakia

April 30 1970 - US invasion of the Cambodia

June 11 1970 - USSR agrees to support Vietnam

1972 - US withdraws from Vietnam. SALT treaty signed. Nixon visits China.

1973 - Yom Kippur war

October 10 1973 - Soviet Union sends additional arms to Egypt

October 10 1973 - Washington airlift to Israel

October 1977 - USSR starts SS-20 rocket deployment

Dec. 1978 - Vietnam invades Cambodia

1979 to 1989 - Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

Jan. 4 1980 - USA stops wheat sales to the USSR

Dec. 29 1981 - USA lays economic sanctions on USSR

1985 - Gorbachev begins policy of Perestroika

1989 - The fall of the Berlin Wall. The Cold War officially ends.



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