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Cold War & Modern Era by Hunter Coleman
Terms in this set (20)
Soviet blocking of Berlin from allies; Causing the Berlin Airlift
(1956) Attempt by students and workers to liberalize the Communist regime and break off military alliance with the Soviet Union.
Cuban Missle Crisis
A confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union in 1962 over the presence of missile sites in Cuba; one of the "hottest" periods of the cold war.
OPEC Oil Crisis
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries; When prise of oil per barrel kept going up.
a.k.a.the Islamic Revolution, overthrow the Shah; move from westernizing to an Islamic Republic
Acts of violence designed to promote a specific ideology or agenda by creating panic among an enemy population
Actions or processes that involve the entire world and result in making something worldwide in scope.
Destruction of forests
A gradual increase in average global temperature
Declaration of Human Rights
An international document that states basic rights and fundamental freedoms to which all human beings are entitled.
A social policy or racial segregation involving political and economic and legal discrimination against non-whites.
A policy of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to revitalize the Soviet economy by opening it up to more free enterprise
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 political and military organization formed in 1964 to unite various Palestinian Arab groups and ultimately to bring about an independent state of Palestine
a terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil students
Islamist terrorist organization that launched a series of attacks against U.S.
Location of the International Court of Justice, which rules on disputes between states.
UN Security Council
A 15-member panel which bears the UN's major responsibility for keeping international peace.
Alliance of the allied powers against the Soviets
An alliance between the Soviet Union and other Eastern European nations. This was in response to the NATO
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