Cold War

Articles on the origins of the Cold War and its most important moments. Features timelines and information sheets.


The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis

On 14th October 1962 a US spy plane flying over Cuba reported the installation of Russian nuclear missile bases. The picture (left) is one of those taken from the spy plane and clearly shows missile transporter trailers and tents where fuelling and maintenance took...
Hungarian Revolution

Hungarian Revolution

Following the death of Josef Stalin in 1953 many European communist countries developed liberal reformist factions. In Hungary the reformist Imre Nagy became Prime Minister but his attempts at reform were thwarted by Rákosi General Secretary of the Communist party....

The Cold War Timeline

The Cold War Date Summary Detailed Information February 4th – 11th 1945 Yalta Conference Meeting between Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin to decide what would happen at the end of the war. Topics discussed included – Partitioning of Germany Fate of Poland...
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