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The Cold War
Terms in this set (29)
The international peacekeeping organization created after World War II
The term for the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union
The Soviet dictator at the beginning of the Cold War
The Alliance system the included the United States and countries in Western Europe.
The leader of the communists in China after the revolution there in 1949.
Cuban Missile Crisis
This event was the closest that the Soviet Union and United States came to nuclear war.
The U.S. policy under containment to aid any country threatened by the spread of communism.
The symbol of the Iron Curtain and the division of Germany
communism and capitalism
The Cold War was a conflict between these two economic systems.
Dictatorship and democracy
The Cold War was a conflict between these two political systems.
United States plan to help Europe rebuild after World War II that was part of the strategy to stop the spread of communism.
The specific term for the countries of Eastern Europe because they were controlled by the Soviet Union and supposedly in the orbit of the Soviet Union.
Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kai-shek)
The leader of the Nationalist Party of China during the Chinese Civil War who fought against the communists.
The Chinese Nationalists fled to this island after the civil war in China.
As a result of these, America and the USSR never fought directly because the consequences would have been awful for both countries.
The Japanese occupation of this country during World War II led to increased calls for independence after World War II, fueling nationalistic wars against Japan, France, and the United States.
The last president of the Soviet Union.
The Soviet policy allowing greater freedom of expression at the end of the Cold War.
The Soviet policy that aimed to restructure the economy at the end of the Cold War.
The term for the United States and the Soviet Union as the most powerful countries in the world
The president of the United States at the beginning of the Cold War
United States, Britain, France, USSR
Germany was divided between these countries at the beginning of the Cold War
Capitalist European country that emerged as an economic power by the end of the Cold War
This war was seen as a successful test of the policy of containment
Ho Chi Minh
The leader of the communists in Vietnam
Leader of the American occupation in Japan
The result of the Cold War for NATO
Communism failed as an economic power
he main reason for the decline of the Soviet Union
This country emerged as an economic powerhouse in Asia by the 1980's
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