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World History-Chapter 33
Terms in this set (27)
Soviet Union and satellite nations
Region described as being "behind the iron curtain"
Support countries that rejected communism
The alliance established by European Communist Nations in response to NATO
Nationalist and Communists
Two groups fought a civil war in China both before and after WWII
The "new heroes" of China during the Cultural Revolution
Entered the war in Korea when fighting neared China's border
the theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries.
Third World Countries
Developing countries not aligned with the United States or Soviet Union
Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini
Led the religious oppositions to Western influences in Iran
Strategic Defense Intiative
System to protect the United States against enemy missiles
This is an alliance between the United States, Canada, and ten Western European nations.
This is the name of the policy that aimed to prevent the spread of communism by blocking Soviet influence
Term was used by Winston Churchill to represent the division between a mostly democratic Western Europe and a Communist Eastern Europe
Names the first satellite to be launched into space by any country.
An organization of nations set up after World War II, including both of the superpowers.
Policy of demonstrating willingness to engage in a war to protect national interests.
Economic aid package designed to give European nations the aid needed to rebuild after World War II
This names a dispute between the Soviet Union and the United States that resulted from the shooting down of a spy plane
Involved dividing Germany into sections controlled by the Soviet Union and the Western powers
Original commander of the United Nations forces in the Korean War
Called for a nuclear attack on China as an extension of the Korean War
Ho Chi Minh
Person which was Saigon renamed following the fall of South Vietnam in 1975
Leader of Communist North Vietnam
Khmer Rouge took control
Border between North Korea and South Korea at the beginning of the Korean War
Fired Douglas MacArthur
President called for the "Vietnamization" of the Vietnam War?
Ngo Dinh Diem
First leader of the anti-Communist government in South Vietnam
Soviet Union support during the Korean War
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