By 1953 there were two new leaders in the forefront of the Cold War, Soviet Premier Nikita Krushchev and President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
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1950– PRC – Soviet mutual defense pact, UN engages and defeats N. Korean communists.
1951– Rosenbergs, ANZUS treaty, recapture Seoul
1952– Greece and Turkey join NATO, United Kingdom 3rd power to have A-bomb
1953– US striking capability of Moscow, CIA coup in Iran, Kruschev assumes power in Soviet Union
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1954– US launches ultimate deterrent USS Nautilus nuclear submarine, CIA backs Guatemala coup, SEATO formed
1955– Baghdad Pact, Warsaw Pact, Geneva Summit, Soviet-Syrian alliance begins
1956– Outbreak of violence in Poland, Communists defeat Hungarian revolution, Communist insurgency in S. Vietnam
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1957-Eisenhower authorizes aid to Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, 24/7 SAC nuclear alert started, Kruschev claims Soviet missile superiority
1958– Soviets back new Iraq regime and begin aid, US C-130 shot down over Armenia, Kruschev asks US to leave Berlin
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1959– Cuban revolution. Castro refrains from declaring communist, Nixon/Kruschev kitchen debate over military superiority, N. Vietnam declares war against S. Vietnam