1970s

Time 1972

Chart from Time magazine 1972

1970’s

Some additional important events in the Cold War in the 1970’s are:

 

  • 1970- Nixon extends Vietnam war to Cambodia
  • 1972- SALT I Nuclear Treaty signed
  • 1973- Vietnam ends, Egypt & Syria attack Israel (Egypt requests Soviet aid)
  • 1975- Saigon falls
  • 1979- SALT II Nuclear Treaty signed, Shah of Iran overthrown, Iranian hostage crisis

 

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