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the cold war timeline 1 michael causey
1945 Feb. Yalta Conference May World War II ends in Europe. Aug. U.S. drops an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Potsdam Conference - Truman - Stalin and British divide up Europe
1946 Jan. First East European Communist government set up in Albania. 1947 Jan. Communists seize power in Poland. March Truman Doctrine announced. 1948 June Berlin Airlift begins (ends May 19, 1949)
1949 April North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) established. Aug. Soviet Union explodes its first atomic bomb. Oct. Communists win Chinese Civil War. 1950 June U.S. and other U.N. members fight North Korean forces. (the Korean War ends July 27, 1953) 1953 Aug. U.S. sponsored coup overthrows Iranian government.
October 1949 Communism wins in China June 1950 – July 1953 Korean War
May 1955 Warsaw Pact October 1957 Soviets launch Sputnik I
January 1959 Fidel Castro gains control of Cuba April 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion
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