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Timeline: Cold War
Can you name the significant people, places, events and items of the Cold War?
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President Truman unveiled this US policy aimed at controlling/preventing the spread of Communism.
As part of the Truman Doctrine, this program is enacted, with the US sending economic aid to Western European countries after WWII.
Joseph Stalin created this organisation to act as a forum for the fledgling Eastern Bloc.
This was the Soviet equivalent of the US' economic aid plan for the Eastern Bloc countries.
The Soviet Union staged a brutal coup d'état in this country, the only in the Eastern Bloc that had been allowed to retain democratic structures.
Stalin instigated this prevention of delivery of supplies to West Berlin.
This organisation was formed by several western European countries and the US and Canada.
This sovereign nation was formed from the merging of the UK, US and French occupation zones of Germany.
This man becomes leader of the newly formed People's Republic of China.
This war broke out after the North, led by Kim Il Sung, invaded the South.
This man succeeded Harry Truman as President of the USA.
This man succeeded Joseph Stalin as leader of the Soviet Union.
This military alliance was formed between the Eastern Bloc countries.
A revolution in this country, led by Imre Nagy, was brutally crushed by the Soviet army.
The invasion of Egypt by British, French and Israeli forces sparked this event.
The launch of this satellite by the Soviets started the Space Race.
The failure of this invasion of Cuba was a public humiliation for the United States.
This structure was erected, shutting off free movement between the West and East sections of Berlin.
This group of countries was established as a protest by countries wishing to be associated with neither the US nor the USSR.
This crisis came about after Fidel Castro allowed Soviet installation of nuclear armaments in the country under his leadership.
This term was used to describe the relaxing of tensions between the US and Soviet Union.
This treaty was signed between the US and USSR, agreeing to limit the number of missiles each side had.
The US ended it's military involvement in this war, where it had supported the South against Ho Chi Minh's North.
The support given to Israel by the US in this war against Egypt caused the 1973 oil crisis.
Soviet forces entered this country to aid the pro-Marxist regime against the mujahideen rebels.
This Polish trade union was formed under the leadership of Lech Walesa.
This girl, after writing a letter to Yuri Andropov expressing her fears of nuclear war, visited the USSR, and was known as 'America's Youngest Ambassador'.
The Soviet Union shot down an airplane belonging to this airline company, killing everybody on board.
This NATO exercise carried out across Western Europe simulated conflict escalation leading to a nuclear strike.
This policy, Russian for restructuring, was implemented by Gorbachev to reform the ecomony of the Soviet Union.
This policy, Russian for openness, relaxed censorship and allowed greater freedom of press.
This US president called on Gorbachev to, ''Tear down this wall!''.
This country became the first to declare independence from the USSR.
This man became the first chancellor of the reunited Germany.
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