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The Atlantic Charter was a joint declaration released by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on August 14, 1941 following a meeting of the two heads of state in Newfoundland. The Atlantic Charter provided a broad statement of U.S. and British war aims.
was a meeting of British prime minister Winston Churchill, Soviet premier Joseph Stalin, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt early in February 1945 as World War II was winding down.
The Big Three—Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (replaced on July 26 by Prime Minister Clement Attlee), and U.S. President Harry Truman—met in Potsdam, Germany, from July 17 to August 2, 1945, to negotiate terms for the end of World War II.
was an American foreign policy created to counter Soviet geopolitical spread during the Cold War. It was first announced to Congress by President Harry S. Truman on March 12, 1947 and further developed on July 12, 1948 when he pledged to contain Soviet threats to Greece and Turkey.
was a United States policy using numerous strategies to prevent the spread of communism abroad. A component of the Cold War, this policy was a response to a series of moves by the Soviet Union to enlarge its communist sphere of influence in Eastern Europe, China, Korea, and Vietnam.
was an American initiative to aid Western Europe, in which the United States gave $13 billion in economic support to help rebuild Western European economies after the end of World War II.
At the end of the Second World War, U.S., British, and Soviet military forces divided and occupied Germany. Also divided into occupation zones, Berlin was located far inside Soviet-controlled eastern Germany.
completely cut off (by land) West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989.
is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949
is the name commonly given to the treaty between Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the Soviet Union, which was signed in Poland in 1955 and was officially called 'The Treaty of Friendship, Co-operation and Mutual Assistance'.
An important division of the United Nations that contains five permanent members — the United States, Britain, China, France, and Russia — and ten rotating members. It is often called into session to respond quickly to international crises.
was a Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of the People's Republic of China
if Vietnam falls to communism, surrounding countries also will.
was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II.
a circle of latitude in the Northern Hemisphere, used as the pre-Korean War boundary between North Korea and South Korea
Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev was a politician who led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War
was a theory developed and applied by the Soviet Union at various points during the Cold War in the context of primarily Marxist-Leninist foreign policy and was adopted by Soviet-influenced "Socialist states
is a Cuban politician and revolutionary who ruled the Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008
bay of pigs
was a failed military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the CIA-sponsored paramilitary group Brigade 2506 on 17 April 1961.
Ho Chi Minh
was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was prime minister and president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam
divides north Vietnam for south Vietnam (Communist vs. Capitalist)
he was named Prime Minister of the State of Vietnam by Head of State Bảo Đại in 1954.
S. Vietnamese that support the north
36th president of the USA
Gulf of tonkin resolution
gives president Johnson power to use any military means necessary to combat N. Vietnam agression.
was one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War, launched on January 30, 1968, by forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese People's Army of Vietnam against the forces of the South Vietnamese Army of the Republic of Vietnam, the United States, and their allies. It was a campaign of surprise attacks against military and civilian commands and control centers throughout South Vietnam. The name of the offensive comes from the Tết holiday, the Vietnamese New Year, when the first major attacks took place.[11
He was elected President in 1968
US withdrawal and leave S. Vietnam capable and in charge, but this failed.
the doctrine expounded by Leonid Brezhnev in November 1968 affirming the right of the Soviet Union to intervene in the affairs of Communist countries to strengthen Communism.
is a former Soviet statesman. He was the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union, having served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991 when the party was dissolved
was a political movement for reformation within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the 1980s, widely associated with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and his glasnost (meaning "openness") policy reform. Downsizing the government
( Russian: "openness") Soviet policy of open discussion of political and social issues. It was instituted by Mikhail Gorbachev in the late 1980s and began the democratization of the Soviet Union.
was a Russian politician and the first President of the Russian Federation, serving from 1991 to 1999.
Commonwealth of independent states
is a regional organisation formed during the breakup of the Soviet Union, whose participating countries are some former Soviet Republics
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