1950

Beginning of the Korean War

1953

National uprising in the GDR

1955

West Germany new member of NATO
&
Foundation of the Warsaw Pact

1956

Uprisings in Ungan and Poland

1957

Sputnik crisis

1961

Construction of the Wall of Berlin

1962

Cuban-missile-crisis
&
Moscow-Washington-hotline

1964

U.S. entry to the Vietnam War

1968

Prague Spring
&
Breschnew-Doktrin

1969

Beginning of the New Eastern policy

1972

Basic treaty (West Germany and GDR)
&
Disarmament treaty

1975

End of the Vietnam War
&
Conference on Security and Co-operationin in Helsinki

1979

NATO-Double-Track Decision
&
Beginning of the Afghanistan War

1985

Gorbatschow new General secretary of the Communist Party
&
Perestroika and Glasnost

1987

Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

1989

Fall of the Berlin Wall

1990

Reunion – West Germany and GDR

1991

End of the Warsaw Pact
&
Breakdown of the Soviet Union



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