The Militarization of the Cold War, Part 2
Preponderance of Power
, pp. 266-397.
Apr. 4, 1949
July 14, 1949
: The USSR explodes its
Oct. 1, 1949
: The Communist Party completes its triumph in the
Chinese Civil War
, as Mao Zedong assumes power.
: adoption of
, which, in many ways served as the ideological basis for the Cold War.
June 27, 1950
: start of the Korean War. As the Truman administration itself struggled to understand the
of action, the
did not underestimate the difficulty of the task.
late 1950: decision to build the H-bomb--
H-bomb time line
visual images of the effects of the H-bomb
East Central Asia at the dawn of the Korean War
return to course schedule