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Cold War Short Answer Terms
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What patterns emerged during the early development of nuclear weapons in WWII, their use in Japan at the end of the war, and their expansion after the war?
The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
How did the American military find some success and some failure as it sought to bring democratization and demilitarization to Japan after WWII?
demilitarization, MacArthur constitution, zaibatsu, democratization
How did Russia and the other allies find agreement and disagreement as they worked to decide the fate of Germany after WWII?
big three, Yalta conference, Potsdam conference, iron curtain
How did patterns of both idealism and realism emerge in the founding of the UN both during and after WWII?
San Francisco conference, UN charter, security council, universal declaration of human rights
How did the fight between Russia and the Western Powers to control Europe turn into a stalemate by the end of the 1950's?
cold war, NATO, warsaw pact, brinkmanship
How did a renewed fight between communists and nationalists in China after WWII result in the creation of two China's?
Mao Zedong, Jiang Jieshi, people's republic of China, republic of China
How did the Korean peninsula become a cold war hotspot in the 50's and how did North Korea transform into a totalitarian state that still exists even today?
38th parallel, Douglas MacArthur, the Kim dynasty
What is decolonization and what common patterns emerged as many different groups of people experienced this process in Africa, Asia, and the middle east?
How did Hindus and Muslims come into conflict with one another as India gained its independence from Britain in 1947?
the partition of India, assassination of Gandhi, Kashmir
How has India struggled with peace and unity since gaining independence?
Nehru, Sikhs, Indira and Rajiv Gandhi
What changed and what stayed the same in Russia after Joseph Stalin died in 1953?
Khrushchev, De-Stalinization, Hungarian revolution of 1956
How did the growing number of new nations ally with one another in response to cold war pressures?
Bandung conference, non-aligned movement
How did Cuba become an intense Cold War hotspot in the early 60's?
Batista, Cuban revolution, Cuban missile crisis
How did the cold war politics affect politics in other Latin American nations like Argentina?
How did conflict in Vietnam transform from a decolonization movement into a cold war proxy war?
Ho Chi Minh, French-Indochina war, Ngo Dinh Diem, Vietcong
How did cold war tensions between the US and Russia ease during the early 70's?
the global 60's, Alexander Dubcek, Detente
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