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1

Martial Law declared in Poland

December 1981

2

Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

December 1979

3

Brezhnev dies, replaced by Andropov

November 1982

4

Helsinki Accords

1975

5

SALT II signed

June 1979

6

Jimmy Carter elected president of USA

November 1976

7

Nixon resigns, is replaced by Gerald Ford

August 1974

8

Allende overthrown in Chile and replaced by Pinochet

September 1973

9

Fall of Saigon and reunification of Vietnam

April 1975

10

Margaret Thatcher elected Prime Minister of the UK

May 1979

11

Ronald Reagan elected president of USA

November 1980

12

Death of Mao Zedong

September 1976

13

Gdansk Agreement signed in Poland

August 1980

14

Gorbachev becomes leader of the Soviet Union

March 1985

15

Cease fire in Vietnam

January 1973

16

Sandinista victory in Nicaragua

July 1979

17

Khmer Rouge victory in Cambodian Civil War

1975

18

Boycott of Moscow Olympics

March 1980

19

Reagan announces the SDI, or ‘Star Wars’ programme

March 1983

20

Reagan denounces Soviet Union for lack of human rights

March 1982

21

The CIA supports anti-Sandinista Contras

November 1981

22

US invasion of Grenada

October 1983

23

Paris Peace Agreement

January 1973

24

Sino-Vietnamese War

February 1979

25

Andropov does, succeeded by Chernenko

February 1984

26

Soviet and Cuban forces help install Communist government in Angola

February 1976