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Not allied with either side in a conflict, such as the Cold War
Mutual dependence of countries on goods, resources, and knowledge from other parts of the world
U.S. effort to rebuild Europe after WWII
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Military alliance of the U.S. and Western European nations
Churchill said that this had descended on Europe, dividing it
Policy of containing Communism and assisting countries trying to resist it
Communist military alliance
Limiting Communism to the areas already under Soviet control
This accelerated when the U.S.S.R got the atomic bomb
Which is generally a characteristic of a communist economy
Government agencies are involved in production planning
One reason the Soviet Union formed the Warsaw Pact was to do what?
Limit the threat of invasion from Western Europe
What is a description of most Eastern European countries immediately after World War II?
They became military satellite states of the Soviet Union
Communist governments were established in most nations of Eastern Europe shortly after World War II because of what?
The Soviet Union used military and diplomatic pressures to install their governments
During the Cold War Era (1945-1990), the United States and the Soviet Union were reluctant to become involved in direct military conflict mainly because of what?
The potential for global nuclear destruction
After World War II, the Soviet Union established satellites in Eastern Europe to do what?
Expand its power and control over Eastern Europe
"From Stetin in Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an Iron Curtain has descended across the continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of Central & Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague....lie in what I might call the Soviet Sphere, & all are subject, in one form or another, not only to Sov. influence, but to very high, & in some cases increasing measure of control from Moscow." Churchill What is the main idea of this quotation?
The Soviet Union has expanded its influence throughout Eastern Europe
What was a major reason for the success of Soviet domination in Eastern Europe after World War II?
The Soviet Union had military forces in Eastern Europe as a result of World War II
The events that took place in Hungary in the 1950s and in Czechoslovakia in the 1960s demonstrated what of the Soviet Union?
Determination to maintain political control over Eastern Europe at that time
The invasion of Hungary in 1956 by the Soviet Union and the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961 are examples of what?
Truman Doctrine failures
During the Cold War Era, many Asian and African nations followed a policy of nonalignment because they
wished to receive aid from the Soviet Union and the United States
What is a major reason Cuban and nicaraguan revolutionary movements were attracted to Communism?
Communist groups promised economic reform and better living standards.
The main reason the United Nations sent troops to Korea in 1950 was to do what?
Prevent North Korea from conquering the people of South Korea.
What is consistent with the views of Fidel Castro?
Progress and justice in Latin America can only be achieved through revolutionary socialism
From the perspective of the North Vietnamese, the war in Vietnam in the 1960s was a battle between what?
Nationalism and Imperialism
What headline concerning the Soviet Union refers to a Cold War event?
"Warsaw Pact Formed"
In Eastern Europe during the 1950s and 1960s, the Soviet Union responded to challenges to its control by doing what?
imposing prompt and severe repression
Blockade of Berlin
-Operation of the Berlin Airlift
-Organization of the Warsaw Pact
-Construction of the Berlin Wall
These events of the Cold War are examples of what?
Situations that increased tensions between Communist and democratic nations in Euro
Why did the East German government build a wall through East Berlin in 1961?
To stop its citizens from fleeing to the West
During the Cold War, the primary goal of American foreign policy was to do what?
stop the spread of Communism
The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan represented attempts by the United States to deal with what?
It was saved from Communism by the Berlin Airlift
Was walled off and patrolled by armed guards