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Cold War Timeline

  1. 1. 1917 World War I ends Russian Revolution Vladimir Lenin becomes leader ruler in Russiahttp://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/photo/1918/023.htm
  2. 2. 1919 1st Red Scarehttp://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/photo/1918/023.htm
  3. 3. 1922 Formation of the U.S.S.R. Union of Soviet Socialist Republichttp://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/photo/1918/023.htm
  4. 4. 1924 Lenin dies http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ photo/1918/023.htm
  5. 5. 1939 Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany World War II begins http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ photo/1918/023.htm
  6. 6. 1940 Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  7. 7. 1941 Joseph Stalin becomes dictator of the Soviet Union http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.pbs.org/behindcloseddo http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 ors/biographies/stalin.html photo/1918/023.htm
  8. 8. 1945 World War II ends Truman becomes President of the United States Potsdam Conference Cold War Begins http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  9. 9. 1946 Iron Curtain is established http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  10. 10. 1947 2nd Red Scare http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  11. 11. 1948 Berlin Blockade begins http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  12. 12. 1949 China becomes a Communist nation Russia develops nuclear weapons NATO is established http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  13. 13. 1950 Korean War begins http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  14. 14. 1953 Stalin dies Eisenhower becomes President of the United States Korean War ends http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  15. 15. 1954 Vietnam War begins http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  16. 16. 1955 1955 Nikita Khrushchev takes Nikita Khrushchev takes power thethe Soviet power in in Soviet Union Union Warsaw Pact is established Warsaw Pact is established http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  17. 17. 1959 Fidel Castro becomes the Communist leader in Cuba http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  18. 18. 1960 U.S. spy plane (U-2) shot down over Russia http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  19. 19. 1961 John F. Kennedy becomes President of the United States http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  20. 20. 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  21. 21. 1963 President Kennedy is assassinated http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  22. 22. 1965 U.S. sends troops to Vietnam http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  23. 23. 1969 Khrushchev is overthrown U.S. lands on the moon http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  24. 24. 1973 U.S. removes troops from Vietnam http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  25. 25. 1975 Vietnam War is over South Vietnam becomes Communist http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  26. 26. 1979 Soviet Union invades Afghanistan http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  27. 27. 1980 Ronald Reagan is elected President of the United States http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  28. 28. 1983 Reagan proposes the “Star Wars” Initiative http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  29. 29. 1985 Mikhail Gorbachev becomes leader of the Soviet Union http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  30. 30. 1986 Russian nuclear reactor explodes - Chernobyl http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ photo/1918/023.htm
  31. 31. 1989 Berlin Wall is torn down http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  32. 32. 1990 Fall of Communism in Europe http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm
  33. 33. 1991 Gorbachev resigns Soviet Union is dissolved Cold War is officially over http://www.museumsyndicate.com/a http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/ rtist.php?artist=667 photo/1918/023.htm

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