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Unit 13 Cold War
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what was the post World War II American foreign-policy
containment/intervention. e.g. Truman doctrine and a Marshall Plan
what was the Marshall plan?
Europe needed economic and political help after World War II. SO $13 billion given to democratic governments
what was the Truman doctrine 1946 to 1947
there communist threats to Greece and Turkey. so The US gives $400 million in relief and an aid to help prevent spread of communism
why did the Korean War start?
in 1950 North Korea invaded South Korea because North Korea wanted to unify korea under a communist rule
which side was United States helping in Korea?
which US general helped to lead the US to Victory in Korea?
what started the Cuban missile crisis
The discovery of evidence that nuclear missiles had been sent to Cuba by the Soviet Union USSR
what did Pres. Kennedy end up doing with regard to the Cuban missile crisis
he set up a blockade of Cuba by the U.S. Navy to prevent the shipment of military supplies to the island. However he called it a quarantine instead of a blockade because international law considered blockade an act of war
in Vietnam what's the difference between the Vietcong and the Vietminh?
Vietcong = South Vietnamese communists who oppose Diem and the US
vietminh = communists of North Vietnam
what was the golf of Tonkin resolution
declaration of unofficial war in Vietnam. Pres Lyndon Johnson was allowed to take all necessary measures in Vietnam
how did Nixon affect the war in Vietnam
turned the war over to the ARVN while withdrawing Americans and then wins a decisive victory 1968
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