Cold War

20 terms by jessyyyx33 

Ready to study?
Start with Flashcards

Create a new folder

Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads

Charles de Gaulle

French general and statesman who became very popular during World War II as the leader of the Free French forces in exile (1890-1970)

Marshal Tito

Yugoslav statesman who led the resistance to German occupation during World War II and established a communist state after the war (1892-1980)

De-Stalinization

social process of neutralizing the influence of Joseph Stalin by revising his policies and removing monuments dedicated to him and renaming places named in his honor

Imre Nagy

Hungarian Communist Party leader who attempted to end association with the USSR which lead to the 1956 Hungarian revolt.

Prague Spring

was a period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia during the era of its domination by the Soviet Union

"Brezhnev Doctrine"

Soviet Union and its allies had the right to intervene in any socialist country whenever they saw the need.

People's Republic of China

Communist government of mainland China; proclaimed in 1949 following military success of Mao Zedong over forces of Chiang Kai-shek and the Guomindang.

politburo

the chief executive and political committee of the Communist Party

Five-Years Plan

Name of each of the series of programs adopted by China development of the national economy in which levels of agricultural and industrial production were determined and administered by ministries of the central government.

Détente

relaxation of tensions between the United States and its two major Communist rivals, the Soviet Union and China

SALT

negotiations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries' stock of nuclear weapons

Viet Cong

Communist guerrillas in South Vietnam

Vietnamization

President Richard Nixons strategy for ending U.S involvement in the vietnam war, involving a gradual withdrawl of American troops and replacement of them with South Vietnamese forces

Taliban

a group of fundamentalist Muslims who took control of Afghanistan's government in 1996

Watergate

Nixon's political scandal involving abuse of power and bribery and obstruction of justice

Gorbachev

Soviet statesman whose foreign policy brought an end to the Cold War and whose domestic policy introduced major reforms (born in 1931)

uskorenie

Mikhail Gorbachev tried to implement a policy of "acceleration," or

perestroika

a policy initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev that involved restructuring of the social and economic status quo in communist Russia towards a market based economy and society

glasnost

a policy of the Soviet government allowing freer discussion of social problems

KGB

formerly the predominant security police organization of Soviet Russia

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set