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Potsdam Conference August 2, 1945 This formally divided Germany and Austria. This was important because it began seperation.
The Truman Doctrine March 12, 1947 President Truman promised to help any country facing a communist takeover. This was important because it made it clear that Truman was against communism.
U-2 Reconnaissance Plane August 12, 1961 This was where the CIA from the US had a plane to spy on the Soviets. This was important because the Soviets exposed the US and shot down their plane.
Bay of Pigs April 17, 1961 The United States tried to invade Cuba. This was important because the US failed horribly and it was very embarassing.
The Space Race December 21, 1968 The US launched Apollo 8. This was important because it was the first manned orbit of the moon.
Fall of the Berlin Wall November 9,1989 The Berlin Wall was torn down on this day. This was important because it was a turning point for the Cold War.
The Velvet Revolution November 17- December 29, 1989 A series of peaceful protests in Czechoslovakia. This was important because it over throwed the communist government.
The End of the Soviet Union December 26, 1991 Russia formally recognised the end of the Soviet Union. This was important because it resolved a lot of the conflict that was occuring.
Chernobyl Diaster April 26, 1986 This was an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine. This is important because it remains the worst nuclear disaster in history
Apollo-soyuz Test Project July 1975 Joint space venture between USA and USSR. This was important because it put an end to the Space Race once and for all.
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