Unit 8: Cold War Vocab
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An international peacekeeping organization founded in 1945 to provide security to the nations of the world.
A peacekeeping organization that gave security to the world's nations.
A U.S. program of economic aid to European countries to help them rebuild after World War II.
A economic aid program of the U.S.'s to help European countries after WWII.
A policy of threatening to go to war in response to an enemy regression.
A threat of war in response to an enemie's showing of aggression.
A 1966-1976 uprising in China led by the Red Guards, with the goal of establishing a society of peasants and workers in which all were equal.
An uprising in China where the Red Guards attempted to establish a society of equal workers and peasants.
The idea that if a nation falls under Communist control, nearby nations will also fall under Communist control.
If one falls, the rest will.
A group of Communist rebels who seized power in Cambodia in 1975.
Comminists who took control of Cambodia in 1975.
A Soviet leader during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Also famous for denouncing Stalin and allowed criticism of Stalin within Russia.
The Soviet leader who denounced Stalin and allowed the critisism of him in Russia.
Richard M. Nixon
(1969-1974) Republican. He reduced troops in Vietnam and normalized relations with China - Watergate.
U.S. Republican President that limited the amount of troops in Vietnam and normalized relations with China.
During the Cold War, the boundary separating the Communist nations of Eastern Europe from the mostly democratic nations of Western Europe.
The dividing line between the Communist Eastern Europe and the Democrat Western Europe.
The state of diplomatic hostility between the United States and the Soviet Union in the decades following WWII.
The conflicts between the United States and the Soviet Union post WWII.
(1893-1976) Leader of the Communist Party in China that overthrew Jiang Jieshi and the Nationalists. Established China as the People's Republic of China and ruled from 1949 until 1976.
Overthrew Jiand Jieshi as the leader of the Communist party in China.
The line that divided Korea between the US & the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union occupied the north and United States occupied the south, during the Cold War.
The dividing line of Korea, which was shared between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
Ngo Dinh Diem
South Vietnamese president that was catholic and strongly opposed communism. His poor leadership and corrupt government spelled doom.
Catholic president of Vietnam who's leadership and government failed.
During the Cold War, the developing nations not allied with either the United States or the Soviet Union.
The countries that were not allies of the U.S. and the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
John F. Kennedy
35th president of the United States & president during part of the cold war. Especially during the superpower rivalry and the cuban missile crisis. He was the president who went on tv and told the public about the crisis and allowed the leader of the Soviet Union to withdraw their missiles. Other events, which were during his terms was the building of the berlin wall, the space race, and early events of the Vietnamese war.
Apparently the best president ever from what i've heard lol, but a successful president of the United States who shared the Cuban Missile Crisis with the people of his country.
The Strategic Arms Limitation Talks- A series of meetings in the 1970's in which leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union agreed to limit their nations' stocks under nuclear weapons.
The meetings of the U.S. and the Soviet Union where the discussed and agreed to the limitation of their stocks under nuclear weapons.
A U.S. foreign policy adopted by President Harry Truman in the late 1940's, in which the United States tried to stop the spread of Communism by creating alliances and helping weak countries resist Soviet advances.
The policy that the United States used to try and stop the spread of Communism.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- A defensive military alliance formed in 1949 by ten Western European nations, the United States, and Canada.
A military alliance between the Western European countries, the U.S. and Canada.
Successor of Sun Yatsen as leader of the Guomindang; political and military leader of 20th century China.
Military and political leader of China.
American general, who commanded allied troops in the Pacific during World War II.
Commander of the allied troops in the Pacific during WWII.
A group of Communist guerrillas who, with the help of North Vietnam, fought against the South Vietnamese government in the Vietnam War.
The group of Communists that fought the South Vietnamese government in the Vietnam War.
Cuban revolutionary leader who overthrew the regime of the dictator Batista in 1959 and soon after established a Communist state.
Overthrew Batista, the dictator of Cuba and established a Communist state.
1908 - 1973 36th president of the US who escalated the commitment of US forces in Vietnam in an effort to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam.
Sent more U.S. forces to Vietnam so the Communists wouldn't take over South Vietnam.
40th president of the US at the end of the cold war who encouraged Americans to mistrust communists.
The president of the U.S. that encouraged the mistrust of communist and communism.
Announced by President Harry Truman in 1947, a U.S. policy of giving economic and military aid to free nations threatened by internal or external opponents.
The military and economic aid given the the U.S. to nations threatened by opponents either internal or external.
A military alliance formed in 1955 by the Soviet Union and seven Eastern European countries.
The alliance formed by Eastern European countries and the Soviet Union.
Militia units formed by young Chinese people in 1966 in response to Mao Zedong's call for a social and cultural revolution.
The militia formed when Zedong called for a social and cultural revolution.
Ho Chi Minh
Communist leader of North Vietnam; used geurilla warfare to fight anti-communists, American-funded attacks under the Truman Doctrine; brilliant strategy drew out war and made it unwinnable.
The N. Vietnam leader who fought anit-communists; war was unwinnable.
President Richard Nixon's strategy for ending U.S. involvement in the Vietname War, involving a gradual withdrawal of American troops and replacement of them with South Vietnamese forces.
The plan to slowly reduce the number of American troops in the Vietnam War by replacing them with Vietnamese troops and forces.
The independent countries that remained neutral in the Cold War competition between the United States and the Soviet Union.
The neutral contries in the Cold War.
A policy of reducing Cold War tensions that was adopted by the United States during the presidency of Richard Nixon.
The policy that limited the tensions of the U.S. from the Cold War.
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