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WW2 begins

1939

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Grand alliance (Britain + USA + Soviet Union)

June 1941

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Germany invades Soviet Union

June 1941

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Tehran Conference

Nov 1943

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Yalta Conference

Feb 1945

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Potsdam Conference

July 1945

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USA drops atom bombs

Aug 1945

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Keenan’s Long Telegram

Feb 1946

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Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech

Mar 1946

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Novikov Telegram

sep 1946

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Truman Doctrine

mar 1947

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marshall plan

june 1947

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first cominform meeting

sep 1947

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berlin blockade

june 1948

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comecon established

jan 1949

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nato formed

apr 1949

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founding of federal republic of germany (west)

sep 1949

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german democratic republic (east)

oct 1949

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warsaw pact

may 1955

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usa successfully tests hydrogen bomb

nov 1952

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eisenhower president

jan 1953

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stalin dies

mar 1953

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ussr successfully tests hydrogen bomb

aug 1953

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west germany joins nato

may 1955

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khrushchev new leader

feb 1956

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hungarian uprising

nov 1956

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usa launches first ICBM

june 1957

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ussr tests first ICBM

aug 1957

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imre nagy (hungary pm) executed

june 1958

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khrushchev berlin ultimatum

nov 1958

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geneva summit

may 1959

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camp david summit

sep 1959

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u2 crisis (paris summit)

may 1960

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jfk president

jan 1961

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vienna summit (berlin ultimatum renewed)

june 1961

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construction of berlin wall

aug 1961

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kennedy visits berlin

june 1963

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castro becomes leader of cuba

jan 1959

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castro signs agreement with khrushchev

feb 1960

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usa breaks diplomatic relations with cuba

jan 1961

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bay of pigs

aug 1961

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u2 spy plane pictures soviet missiles in cuba

14 oct 1962

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start of ‘thirteen days’

16 oct 1962

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ussr agrees to remove nuclear missiles from cuba if missiles in turkey was removed

28 oct 1962

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hotline

june 1963

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test ban treaty

aug 1963

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dubcek !!! becomes leade of czech gov

jan 1968

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prague spring

apr 1968

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soviet invasion into czechoslovakia

aug 1968

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brezhnev doctrine

sep 1968

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nixon president

1968

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brandt chancellor of west germany

1969

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detente

1969-1979

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salt 1

1972

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helsinki accords

1975

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salt 2

1979

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ussr invades afghanistan

1979

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carter doctrine

1980

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olympic boycott

1980

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reagan elected

1980

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second cold war

1980

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brezhnev dies

1982

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SDI (star wars)

1983

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gorbachev becomes soviet leader

1985

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reykjavik summit

1986

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intermediate-range nuclear force treaty

1987

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moscow summit

1988

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fall of berlin wall

1989

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gorbachev nobel prize

1990

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gorbachev overthrown, soviet union dissolves

1991

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