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What Russian leader made a deal with hitler in 1939(German-Soviet non aggression pact)?
One of the goals during the Cold War for the U.S. was to promote what kinda of markets to prevent a depression?
One of the U.S. goals during the Cold War was to promote democracy in what two continents specifically?
Asia & Africa
What form of government did the U.S. fight against during the Cold War?
What country was the USSR fearful that would become strong again after the end of WWII?
What country asked for help from President Truman in their fight in Greece against communist guerrillas?
What showed that the U.S. was prepared to resist the spread of communism throughout the world?
This was a massive economic plan for Europe to help it recover from the damage caused by WWII
What decade in the 20th century was Eisenhower doctrine established?
What region in the world was the Eisenhower doctrine established to protect against communist aggression?
What required congress to yield its war-making power to the president so he/she could take immediate military action in 1957?
The withdrawn of what two countries in the Middle East region pushed the Eisenhower doctrine into existence?
Great Britain & France
Germany was originally divided into how many zones after WWII?
What leader established the Berlin blockade in June 1948?
What country eventually admitted defeat and lifted Berlin blockade in 1949?
In 1949 NATO was formed to coordinate defenses against the ______.
What was established on May 14, 1955 by an organization of communist states in central and Eastern Europe?
What republican senator was Wisconsin fueled the anti-communist movement in the 1950's?
What state banned the book "robin hood" because of Joseph McCarthys campaign against communism?
What MLB team renamed themselves during the era of McCarthyism?
In December 1954 the U.S. senate voted to _______Joseph McCarthy because of his divisive attack of communism?
This term lived on to describe anti-communist fervor, reckless accusations, and guilt by association
What country exploded it's first atomic bomb in 1949 thus increasing Cold War tensions?
What country exploded the first hydrogen bomb in 1952?
What was the name of the first artificial satellite launched by the USSR in October 4, 1957?
Name the first human in space on April 12, 1962?
the U.S. first landed a man in the moon on july 16, 1969, the name of the mission was?
What U.S. President forced America to not only get in the "space race" but to win it.?
What U-2 spy plane pilot was shot down by soviet Kissimmee on May 1, 1960?
The "bay of pigs incident" was an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow what Cuban dictator?
What U.S. president broke off diplomatic relations with Cuba in January 1961?
What group had the CIA been training for a possible invasion of Cuba in the early 1960's?
What U.S. president approved the bay of pigs invasion on April 17, 1961?
What branch of the U.S. military could have been used during the bay of bugs invasion that probably would have ensured success?
Who began building the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961?
The Berlin Wall was called a barrier to western ___________ by the USSR.
How many times was the Berlin Wall rebuilt before it finally fell in 1989?
What was created on the eastern side of the Berlin Wall that deterred people from trying to cross it?
What happened in the fall of 1962? That brought the world close to nuclear war?
Cuban missle crisis
Who was the leader of the USSR during the Cuban missle crisis?
When the U.S. realized there was nuclear weapons in Cuba in 1962 what was imposed on the island?
On continent 27, 1963 what was shot down over Cuba?
V-2 spy plane
Which of the following U.S. presidents were involved in the Cold War?
Truman, JFK, Nixon, Reagan
Name one movie example that used soviets/communist as Villians
Indiana Jones & temple of crystal skru
Which President was the first to travel to communist China?
What agreement did the U.S. and USSR reach that "froze" the number of ballistic mussels during the Nixon administration
Name the agreement the U.S and USSR reaches that "reduced" the number of manufactured nuclear weapons.
When USSR invaded ________ in 1978 it became clear quickly this would become the USSR's "Vietnam".
When the soviets finally withdrew from Afghanistan in 1989 what groups used the opportunity to take over the country?
With the setback in Afghanistan what two things were weakened in the Soviet Union?
Economy & morale
What president proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative un 1983 to protect the U.S from nuclear ballistic missile attacks?
The Strategic Defense Initiative was quickly named ____________ because of its futuristic feel.
What Soviet leader realized they couldn't compete with the west because of Afghanistan and military cost?
Term used by Gorbachev meaning "openness" think glass because you can see through it
Term used by Gorbachev meaning "restructuring" a major word in the reforming process for USSR
What president gave a speech in Germany and asked Gorbachev to "tear down this wall" in Berlin?
What movement in Poland broke the Soviet stronghold on that country?
What country removed its border restrictions with Austria which showed the weakening of the USSR?
What country was eventually reunited in 1990 further the weakening of the USSR?
This president of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus signed this in 1991 that effectively dissolved the USSR.
On December 25, 1991 Gorbachev gave his powers to ____, who became president of Russia
On December 26, 1991 the highest governmental body of the Soviet Union dissolved itself, what was its title?
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