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History > 20th century > Cold War > Timeline in pictures > Late 1940s - late 1980s

 

 

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

 

 

Czechoslovakia

Prague spring and Soviet invasion    1968

 

 

Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba

Che Guevara    1928-1967

 

 

Germany

Berlin Wall    1961-1989

 

 

USSR / СССР, Poland

Dissidents / диссиденты

 

 

USA

McCarthyism anti-Communist witch hunts

Joseph R. McCarthy    1908-1957

 

 

China, Korea, UK, USA

Korean War    1950-1953

 

 

USA

Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg    1915-1953

and Julius Rosenberg    1918-1953

 

 

Germany is divided    1949

 

 

USA, USSR / СССР, Germany,

Hungary, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia,

Cuba, Chile, Nicaragua, El Salvador,

Vietnam, Korea, China, Moon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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20th century > 1962-1975 > USA, Vietnam > Vietnam War

 

 

 

 

 

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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

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/cuba_mis_cri/index.htm

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/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/