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20th century > Late 1940s - late 1980s > Cold War > USA, World

 

Timeline in pictures

 

warning: graphic violence

 

 

USA, USSR / СССР, Germany,

Hungary, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia,

Cuba, Chile, Nicaragua, El Salvador,

Vietnam, Korea, China, Moon > timeline

 

 

Cuba, USA > early 21st, 20th century

 

 

Cuba, USA > early 21st, 20th century

Fidel Castro (1926 or 1927 - 2016)

 

 

El Salvador’s civil war    1980s-1992

 

 

South America

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay

Operation Condor

1970s-1980s

 

 

Chile

Salvador Allende (1908-1973)

 

 

USA > Vietnam War

1962-1975

 

 

Czechoslovakia

Prague spring and Soviet invasion

1968

 

 

Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba

Che Guevara (1928-1967)

 

 

East Germany

 

 

Germany > Berlin Wall

1961-1989

 

 

USSR / СССР, Poland

Dissidents / диссиденты

 

 

USA

McCarthyism anti-Communist witch hunts

Joseph R. McCarthy (1908-1957)

 

 

Hungarian Revolution

1956

 

 

Guatemala    1950s-1980s

Guatemala coup    1954

 

 

China, Korea, UK, USA > Korean War

1950-1953

 

 

USA

Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg (1915-1953)

and Julius Rosenberg (1918-1953)

 

 

USA > CIA, FBI >

Recruitment of Nazis as spies and informants

 

 

Germany is divided

1949

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related > Anglonautes > History > 20th century > USA

 

20th century > 1962-1975

Cold War > Vietnam War > USA

 

 

Apollo 11 > Man on the moon - 20 July 1969

 

 

Science > Aeronautics > Katherine Johnson    1918-2020

 

 

John Fitzgerald Kennedy    1917-November 22,1963

 

 

Civil rights

 

 

 

 

 

Related > Anglonautes > Vocapedia

 

nuclear weapons

 

 

Moon > Apollo 11

First lunar landing

20 July 1969

 

 

Moon > Apollo 10

Testing the Lunar Module in lunar orbit

10-18 May 1969

 

 

Moon > Apollo 8

First human journey to another world

21-27 December 1968

 

 

 

 

 

Related

 

Secret files from 70s

reveal Trident strike needed

'to kill 10m Russians'

 

Whitehall documents written in 1970s

and marked 'personal and top secret'

show logic of British Cold War deterrent

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2010/dec/26/
secret-files-70s-trident-russians 

 

 

 

 

 

Dagmar Searchinger        1916-2011

 

founder of Women Strike for Peace,

a cold war movement that helped organize

demonstrations around the world

calling for nuclear disarmament

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/24/us/24wilson.html

 

 

 

 

 

Roy Richard Rubottom Jr.        1912-2010

 

a diplomat who influenced

and helped hone

United States policy

toward Latin America in the late 1950s,

a time of economic and political tumult

that culminated in Fidel Castro’s

takeover in Cuba

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/20/world/americas/20rubottom.html 

 

 

 

 

 

The National Security Archive / The George Washington University

The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu//nsa/cuba_mis_cri/index.htm

https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu//nsa/cuba_mis_cri/photos.htm  

 

 

 

 

 

Cold War

The global superpower stand-off

that brought the world

to the brink of destruction.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/coldwar/

 

 

 

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