Communist countries of Eastern Europe
an alliance made to defend one another if they were attacked by any other country; US, England, France, Canada, Western European countries
An alliance between the Soviet Union and other Eastern European nations. This was in response to the NATO
Soviet blocking of trade to West Berlin from allies; Causing the Berlin Airlift
A doctrine that promised to aid people struggling to resist threats to democratic freedom.
Meeting where Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill planned the final stages of WW2
Policy of openness initiated by Gorbachev in the 1980s that provided increased opportunities for freedom of speech, association and the press in the Soviet Union.
A policy of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to revitalize the Soviet economy by opening it up to more free enterprise
allies during WWII; Soviet Union - Stalin, United Kingdom - Churchill, United States - Roosevelt
Soviet statesman whose foreign policy brought an end to the Cold War and whose domestic policy introduced major reforms
a wall separating East and West Berlin built by East Germany in 1961 to keep citizens from escaping to the West
branch of the United Nations responsibled for sending United Nations troops to crisis areas- 5 permanent members are France, Great Britain,Russia, The United States and China- 10 other countries rotate membership
UN institution in which all member states are equally represented.
the basic currency shared by the countries of the European Union since 1999
Russian statesman chosen as president of the Russian Federation in 2000 and is now Prime Minister
site of court proceedings after WW II, in which Nazi leaders were tried for war crimes
current president of russia
First democratically elected president of Russia.
Winston Churchill's term for the Cold War division between the Soviet-dominated East and the U.S.-dominated West.
a United States program of economic aid for the reconstruction of Europe (1948-1952)
US policy to stop expansion of Soviet Union and Communism
Russian founder of the Bolsheviks and leader of the Russian Revolution and first head of the USSR
Wrote the Communist Manifesto
Russian leader who succeeded Lenin as head of the Communist Party and created a totalitarian state by purging all opposition (1879-1953)
a ruler with unlimited power
the last czar of Russia who was forced to abdicate in 1917 by the Russian Revolution
the middle class, including merchants, industrialists, and professional people
the industrial working class
an unavoidable event
french provinces taken by germany after their victory in franco-prussian war
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Archduke of Austria Hungary assassinated by a Serbian in 1914. His murder was one of the causes of WW I.
Message proposing an alliance between Germany and Mexico
a goverment in which a dictator or a small group of leaders control all the aspects of peoples lives
an economic system based on state ownership of all businesses
an economic system based on private ownership of businesses (Free Market)
a political theory favoring collectivism in a classless society
14 Point Plan
wilson's plan for peace that included the league of nations, self-determined colonies, free trade, freedom of the seas, end to secret agreements, and a limit on arms
The controversial treaty that required Germany to pay reparations, disarm and accept total blame for WWI
the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other
National Socialist German Workers Party; political group led by hitler that rose to power in Germany in the 1930s
a Russian Emperor
Workers who were tied to the land on which they lived
An alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy in the years before WWI.
An alliance between Great Britain, France and Russia in the years before WWI.
a government in which citizens rule through elected representatives
an ideal society
A policy in which a strong nation seeks to dominate other countries poitically, socially, and economically.
policy of building up strong armed forces to prepare for war