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LRC Cold War
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It was the boundary between capitalism and communism in Europe (East Europe and West Europe). It was not a real curtain. It was a symbol of division. Winston Churchill made it up.
Cuban Missile Crisis
The United States learned that the Soviet Union was using Cuba to secretly store missiles. President Kennedy feared a nuclear war and ordered US ships to surround the island of Cuba.
Alliance between the Soviet Union and its Eastern European satellite nations
Alliance between the United States, Canada, and Western Europe
When the USA and Great Britain flew and dropped supplies to West Berlin
A war that is fought politically with no actual shots fired
A war where military action is used
The final line of battle during the Korean War
To end in a tie; The end of the Korean War was considered a stalemate.
War tactic where a small group of soldiers use ambushes and raids to attack a larger, less mobile army; used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War
A series of surprise attacks by the Viet Cong; caused the United States to reevaluate its role in Vietnam
Fear of communism spreading in the United States; spread by Joseph McCarthy; also known as McCarthyism
Soviet Union leader after Joseph Stalin; responsible for the Cuban Missile Crisis and building of the Berlin Wall
Dictator of the Soviet Union from 1929-53-Extreme Communist.
Senator of USA (Wisconsin) that believed communism was coming to the USA through spies
Ho Chi Minh
Communist Vietnamese Leader
Ngo Dinh Diem
South Vietnamese leader supported by the US
Why was the Berlin Airlift necessary?
The Berlin airlift was necessary to keep millions of German citizens from starving and freezing to death during the Berlin Blockade. Allied soldiers dropped supplies such as food, water, clothing, and coal from airplanes to help the people of West Berlin survive.
Why did the Korean War begin?
The Korean War began when communist North Korea invaded non-communist South Korea, with the hope of making all of Korea communist.
What was the result of the Korean War?
The Korean War ended in a stalemate, and the country remained divided. South Korea remained democratic, while North Korea remained communist.
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