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Cold War Events

US/USSR/Europe

  • Duck & Cover
  • Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
  • Olympic Boycott(s)
  • Red Scare
  • The Cambridge Five
  • Formosan Revolution
  • NATO formed
  • Five-Year Plans
  • De-Stalinization
  • Red Purge
  • Decolonization
  • Warsaw Pact formed
  • Suez Crisis
  • De Gaulle leads France
  • US/Japan Mutual Defense Pact
  • Containment
  • Truman Doctrine
  • Domino Theory
  • Comecon
  • Blockade of Berlin/Berlin Airlift
  • Korean War
  • CIA formed
  • KGB formed
  • Vietnam War
  • Marshall Plan -or- Molotov Plan
  • Ussuri River Skirmish
  • Kitchen Debates
  • Nasser
  • Romanian abdication
  • Captured Nazi scientist(s)
  • Muslim Revolution(s)
  • Central/South American Juntas
  • SALT negotiations
  • Latin American death squads
  • ABM Treaty
  • Brezhnev Doctrine
  • Sinatra Doctrine (Gorbachev)
  • The Voice of America
  • "One small step for man..."
  • Launch of Sputnik
  • Flower Power
  • Nixon goes to China
  • Grain Sales to the Soviets
  • Soviets intervene in Afghanistan
  • Sadat expels the Soviets
  • John Paul II elected pope
  • Portuguese empire crumbles
  • Alliance for Progress
  • Allende leads Chile
  • OAS founded
  • Willy Brandt leads West Germany
  • Panama Canal returned
  • Chinese Cultural Revolution
  • "We will bury you!"
  • Camp David Accords
  • Pershing II missiles deployed
  • The Iron Lady (Margaret Thatcher)
  • Marine Barracks bombing in Lebanon
  • Ortega elected in Nicaragua
  • Chernobyl -or- Three Mile Island
  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • Iran-Contra Scandal
  • Star Wars (SDI)
  • Latin American debt crisis
  • Reagan bombs Libya
  • AWACS sold to Saudi Arabia
  • Iranian hostage crisis
  • Solidarity
  • Aldrich Ames
  • Yuri & Samantha
  • "Tear down this wall!"

Europe-Specific

  • Gorbachev charms the West
  • Hungarian Democratic Forum
  • Nomenklatura
  • Michnik
  • Perestroika
  • St. Nicolas Church
  • Honecker
  • The July Concept
  • Stasi
  • Eco-Glasnost
  • Sajudis
  • FIDESZ
  • Pravda
  • Nagy Reburied
  • Pazsgay defends the Revolution
  • Jan Palach Week
  • Helsinki Final Act
  • Yakolev counsels Gorbachev
  • Li Peng
  • FRG Embassies
  • Klaus & Komarek
  • Systematization
  • Grenztruppen
  • Samizdat
  • Securitate
  • "We are the People!"
  • Genscher
  • The Monday Demonstrations
  • The crowd turns against Ceausescu
  • Austria-Hungary border reopened
  • The Baltic Way
  • Sinatra Doctrine (Gorbachev)
  • Bulgarian Turks expelled
  • Laszlo Tokes
  • Mother of the Romanian Nation
  • Kohl proposes reunification
  • National Salvation Front
  • Modrow
  • Massacre in Timisoara
  • Adamec
  • Spitzel
  • "The Wall must go!"
  • Ligachev
  • Union of Democratic Forces
  • Kremlin Coup
  • Social Democratic platform adopted