Cold War - Timeline
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First use of atomic bomb in WW2 - August 1945
The below picture is of of an educational game created after WW2 to teach kids about the fatal effects of Atomic Bombs. This was taught because many thought that a nuclear war could bombard countries during the cold war.
The Truman Doctrine - 1947
The below photograph is of President Truman making his historic speech to congress on the 12th of March 1947.
USA helps fight war in Greek Civil War - 1947
The Image to the right is of american troops fighting in the greek civil war.
Marshall Plan - June 1947
Below is a cartoon portraying how America was supporting Europe using the Marshall Plan.
The Berlin Blockade - June 24 1948
The cartoon below perceives Stalins actions in blocking Berlin from it's necessary exported resources.
The Berlin Airlift - 1948
The Berlin airlift was America's response to the Berlin Blockade. America had three choices of response; the airlift, send in troops (which could lead to a full-scale war), or give up. The option of the Airlift was chosen by Truman and Berlin was supplied with food. This led to Stalin admitting that his siege to starve out West Berlin had failed.
The map below shows the divide within Berlin of Germany and the air paths that were used for the travel of the airlifts.
Formation of NATO - April 1949
Below is a map of the countries allied with NATO and the Warsaw Pact.
Forming the Warsaw Pact - May 1955
The cartoon below shows the cold fighting between the two divided allies.
Berlin border closes - 1961
The wall was a symbol of the growing tensions between the westernized government and the communist Soviet Union; and showed a physical divide.
Below is a picture of what the Berlin Wall at the times of this divide.
Vietnam War - 1964
The vietnam war began in 1964, it was fought in South Vietnam and bordering areas of cambodia and laos. The war assembled South Vietnam with the help of the capitalist United States, Australia and South Korea against North Vietnam with its allies in South Vietnam, known as the Viet Cong and was supported with the military aid from USSR.
The vietnam War was part of the larger regional conflict of the Cold War. As the US entered the war to reach an objective; to stop communist expansion. The goal was not achieved through the was proposing the loss of the war by the US. The North Vietnamese ultimately won the war, assuming control from the Viet Cong and defeating the forces of the South once the US had withdrawn its forces. They unified Vietnam into one and controlled under communist rule.
The below map shows the positioning of North and South Vietnam and the bordering countries
Yom Kippur War - 1973
On October 6, 1973, Egyptian and Syrian forces launched a coordinated attack against Israel on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. Taking the Israeli Defence Forces by surprise, Egyptian troops swept deep into the Sinai Peninsula, while Syria struggled to throw occupying Israeli troops out of the Golan Heights. Israel counterattacked and recaptured the Golan Heights. A cease-fire went into effect on October 25, 1973. The war heightened tensions in the Cold War as israel was supported by USA and Egypt and Syria by USSR.
Below is a map of where the attacks had occurred in Israel.