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TC 302: The Cold War and Its Legacy / Hutchings

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Selected Cold War Events, 1948-91

Prague coup, February 1948

Yugoslavia splits from the Soviet camp, June 1948

Berlin Blockade, July 1948-May 1949

Communist victory in China, February 1949

Creation of NATO, April 1949

Soviet atomic bomb test, September 1949

Schuman Declaration on a united Europe, May 1950

Start of Korean War, June 1950

Signing of ANZUS (Australia-N.Z.-U.S.) Treaty, September 1951

Creation of SEATO (SE Asian Treaty Organization), September 1954

Creation of the Warsaw Pact, May 1955

Hungarian Revolution, October 1956

Suez crisis, October 1956

Launching of Sputnik, October 1957

Cuban revolution, January 1959

Shooting down of U.S. U-2 spy plane, May 1960

Sino-Soviet split breaks into open, June 1960

CIA-backed Bay of Pigs invasion, April 1961

Construction of the Berlin Wall, August 1961

Cuban Missile Crisis, October 1962

U.S. Gulf of Tonkin resolution (Vietnam), August 1964

Chinese atomic bomb test, October 1964

6-day war between Egypt and Israel, June 1967

Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia, August 1968

Soviet-Chinese border clashes, March 1969

Nuclear non-proliferation treaty signed, March 1970

Four Power agreement on Berlin, September 1971

Nixon visit to China, February 1972

SALT I agreement limiting strategic arms, May 1972

Chilean coup d'etat deposing Salvador Allende, September 1973

Yom Kippur war, October 1973

Iranian revolution, January 1979

Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, December 1979

Creation of Solidarity trade union in Poland, August 1980

Declaration of martial law in Poland, December 1981

Shoot-down of Korean Air Flight 007 by Soviet jets, September 1983

Reykjavik Summit, October 1986

Gorbachev announces glasnost and perestroika reforms, June 1987

Tiananmen Square massacre, May 1989

Fall of the Berlin Wall, November 1989

Romanian Revolution, December 1989

Unification of Germany, October 1990

Dissolution of the USSR, December 1991

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