T I M E L I N E
-END OF WWII
-Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam independence.
-Berlin is divided into 4 sectors: the American, British, French in the West and the Soviet in the East
Winston Churchill release the Iron Curtain Speech.
-Institutes containment policy to block Soviet influence.
-Harry Truman founded regimes (under communist force)
-Begin of the Berlin Blockade.
-Germany split into Communist East Germany and Free Western Germany.
-US and Britain fly airlift to break Soviet blockade of Berlin.-July: Truman Doctrine got developed when Truman pledged to contain Soviet threats to Greece and Turkey.
- The United States, Canada and other 10 european democracy formed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
-Berlin Blockade Ends.
-Mao Zedong takes control of China
-Soviet Union tested its own atomic bomb.
-West Germany is founded.
-October: East Germany is founded.
-Korean War Ended
-Vietnam split at 17th parallel.
-President Eisenhower outlines the Domino Theory.
-May: Warsaw Pact Formed
-Sputnik launched into orbit
-Cuba taken over by Fidel Castro
-November: John F. Kennedy elected - Kennedy requests 25% spending increase for military.
--President Kennedy vowed that the U.S will land the moon within a decade.
-August: Berlin Wall built and borders sealed between East and West Germany.
--U.S involvement in Vietnam increased.
-Cuban Missile crisis
Kennedy assassinated in Dallas, Texas.-Johnson becomes President.
-The Soviets and the American signed a treaty agreeing to end test of nuclear weapons in the atmosphere.
- October: Nikita Khrushchev removed from office. He got replaced by Leonid Brezhnev
-July: Announcement of dispatching of 150.000 U.S troops to Vietnam.
-First American combat troops arrived to Vietnam.
-Peace talks begin in Vietnam.
-August: Soviet invasion to Czechoslovakia.
- President Richard Nixon came to power.
-Two American Astronauts were the first humans to walk on the moon.
-April: North Vietnam defeats South Vietnam
.-Remaining Americans evacuate Vietnam.
-August: President Nixon resigns.
-Ford becomes President.
- January: Cease fire between U.S and North Vietnam.
- Last American troops evacuate Vietnam.
-April: President Nixon extends Vietnam War to Cambodia.
-President Nixon pursued détente.
--Détente ended when USSR invaded Afghanistan.
-The Soviet Union declined steadily in Afghanistan.
-Ronald Reagan got elected as President in U.S.
- Mikhail Gorbachev became the new Soviet Leader.
-February: The last Soviet troops left Afghanistan
.-November: The Berlin Wall was torn down.
East and West Germany reunited as one country.
-Warsaw Pact ended.
-End of the Soviet Union.
VALERIA DIAZ, ISABELLA GONZALEZ 10A