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36 Cards in this Set

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U-2 Shot Down
Krushchev ruins Paris Summit
May 1960
Kennedy wins presidency
November 1960
Krushchev bullies Kennedy at Vienna summit

Bay of Pigs Fiasco
1961
Berlin Wall goes up
Aug 1961
Cuban Missle Crisis
October 1962
Limited Test Ban Treaty signed
1963
Diem and Kennedy assassinated; LBJ becomes president
November 1963
Gulf of Tonkin incident and Resolution
August 1964
Khrushchev falls from power; Brezhnev takes over
October 1964
LBJ, running on peace platform, wins presidency over Goldwater
November 1964
First Ground troops in S. Vietnam

Start of Operation Rolling Thunder
1965
Major troop buildup in S. Vietnam to 1/2 million by 1968
1966-67
TET Offensive
January 1968
Robert Kennedy dies
June 1968
Nixon elected president

Detente gains momentum
November 1968
USSR invades Czech -- ends Prague Spring
August 1968
Start of Vietnamization
1969
Invasion of Cambodia
April 1970
Red China joins UN
April 1972
Peace Accords signed in Paris

Last US troops leave SVN
1973
Yom Kippur War -- US-USSR stand off
October 1973
Nixon resigns -- Ford becomes president
August 1974
Cambodia and South Vietnam fall to the communists
April 1975
Mao dies
1976
Carter elected president -- detente continues
November 1976
US recognizes Red China
1978
Soviets invade Afghanistan -- detente ends
1979
US boycotts Moscow Olympics

Reagan elected president
1980
Brezhnev dies
1982
Interm rulers in USSR

Afghan war continues
1982-85
Gorbachev comes to power
1985
Chernobyl reactor burns
April 1986
Berlin Wall falls
November 1989
Iraq invades Kuwait -- US with Soviet approval mounts coalition
August 1990
Gulf War
1991
USSR dies on Christmas Day
December 1991