October 19, 2021

NHD 2022: Moments in Diplomatic History – 20th Century Post World War II

Last Updated on October 7, 2021

Resource sets for a number of key moments in diplomatic history from the 20th century, post World War II, many of them identified in the National History Day 2022 Themebook, are linked to below. Further moments in history may be searched for in the Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) collection. Primarily focused on post-World War II diplomacy, from the late 1940s to the present day, the collection contains interviews from special projects on oral histories, including women ambassadors, minority officers, foreign assistance officers, labor specialists, and Foreign Service spouses. Be sure to also investigate ADST’s web series featuring over 800 moments in diplomatic history.

The Truman Doctrine (1947)

The Marshall Plan (1947)

Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)

Tet Offensive (1968)

Paris Peace Accords (1973)

Camp David Accords (1978)

Iran Hostage Crisis (1979)

Chernobyl Explosion (1986)

German Reunification (1990)

Free Trade Area in the Americas – NAFTA (1994)

End of South African Apartheid (1994)

Dayton Peace Accords (1995)

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