Cold War Timeline .docx - Chronology of the Cold War(1945-1968 1 Define what the Cold War was The Cold War stemmed from military political and

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Chronology of the Cold War (1945-1968)1.Define what the Cold War was.The Cold War stemmed from military, political, and ideological differences, especially between the Soviet Union and the United States that became apparent atthe Allied war conferences held in the last years of the warTimelineThe Truman Doctrine declared (March 1947)President Harry Truman of the United States, alarmed by British weakness and the possibility of Soviet expansion into the eastern Mediterranean, responded with this doctrine. It said that the United States would provide financial aid to countries that claimed they were threatened by Communist expansion.*The Marshall Plan introduced (1947)It was a European recovery program that intended to rebuild prosperity and stability and included $13 billion for the economic recovery of war-torn Europe*The COMINFORM established (Fall of 1947)- onlineIt was the first official forum of the international communistmovement since the dissolution of the Comintern, and confirmed the new realities after World War IIStalin seized Czechoslovakia (February 1948)On the night of August 20, 1968, approximately 200,000 Warsaw Pact troops and 5,000 tanks invade Czechoslovakia to crush the “Prague Spring”–a brief period of liberalization in the communist country. Czechoslovakians protested the invasion with public demonstrations and other non-violent tactics, but they were no match for the Soviet tanks.The Berlin Blockade began (Spring 1948)This was an attempt by the Soviet Union to limit the ability of the U.K., U.S., and France. Eventually the western countries deployed an airlift and gave relief to those trapped within the Berlin walls.*Germany split into two states (September 1948)British, French and Americans gradually began to merge their zones economically and by February 1948 were making plans for the unification of three western sections of Germany and the forma creation of a West German federal government.*NATO formed (April 1949)This was the North Atlantic treaty Organization formed when Belgium, Britain, Denmark, France, Italy, and others signed a treaty with the US and Canada

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