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The Cold War

Cold War, United States, Soviet Union, Communism v. Capitalism, Division of Germany
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The U.S. plan for Post WWII Europe included all of the following, EXCEPT?
A. Reunite Germany for Stability
B. Control of the United Nations
C. Democracy
D. Rebuilding Governments
Control of the United Nations
The Soviet plan for Post WWII Europe included all of the following, EXCEPT?
A. Communism
B. Control of Eastern Europe
C. An alliance with the United States
D. Keep Germany divided
An alliance with the United States
What did the map of Germany look like after WW2?
Which Cold War leader said, "An Iron Curtain has descended across the continent?
Winston Churchill
The Berlin Wall separated ____________ from ___________?
East Berlin from West Berlin
The US economic policy of free enterprise, small role of government in the economy, freedom of competition and consumer choice is called:
Capitalism
The USSR economic policy of restricting enterprise, centralizing economic control with the government, limited consumer choice is called:
Communism
The part of the capital city of Berlin that was under control of the Americans, Brits and French.
West Berlin
The part of the capital city of Berlin that was under control of the Soviet Union.
East Berlin
The Soviet Cold War alliance
Warsaw Pact
The American Cold War alliance
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Mao Zedong's initial plan to speed China's transition to a classless society, which eventually leads to the starvation of 15 million people:
The Great Leap Forward
Mao Zedong's later plan to change China's culture by relying on The Little Red Book and the execution of intellectuals:
The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
Using a willingness to go to war to avoid war is also known as:
Brinkmanship
Which of the following Cold War Conflicts was NOT in Asia?
A: The Korean War
B: The Berlin Airlift
C: The War in Vietnam
D: The Civil War in China
The Berlin Airlift
What was the name of the Soviet satellite that was the first space satellite?
Sputnik
What Cold War incident was known as the "most dangerous 2 weeks in history"?
The Cuban Missile Crisis
What is the name of the incident in which American CIA spy plane, flown by Francis Gary powers, was shot down over Soviet territory?
The U-2 Incident
Who was the Cold War Leader that said, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
President Reagan
What was Gorbachev's policy of restructuring the economy to allow for free enterprise and a market economy?
Perestroika
What was Gorbachev's policy of openness which allowed for discussion of political and social issues in the Soviet Union?
Glasnost
What year did the Berlin Wall fall?
1989
What year did the Soviet Union Collapse?
1991
What is the overwhelming task facing newly independent countries of the Soviet Union?
reorganize political systems and settle bitter territorial disputes
Who are the Afghan guerilla warriors who were led by a young Osama Bin Laden and fought on the side of the United States against Soviet invasion?
Mujahideen
What group organizes itself out of the Mujahideen?
Al-Qaeda
What is the word for holy war?
jihad
What three faiths call Jerusalem a holy land?
Christianity, Judaism and Muslim
What human rights violations did the Taliban used to enforce their rule in Afghanistan?
women being stoned if accused of a crime, violators were beaten publically
What year was Osama Bin Laden killed by U.S. forces?
2011
What action by the United Nations after the end of WW2 has led to ongoing disputes in Israel and Palestine?
The creation of Israel
What is the name of the event in which disgruntled youth known as the Khomeini, capture 52 American diplomats for 444 days?
Iranian Hostage Crisis
What event brought the United States into the first Gulf War against Saddam Hussein?
Hussein's invasion of Iran
What event brought the United States into the second Gulf War against Saddam Hussein?
Hussein's invasion of Kuwait
In what year was Saddam Hussein tried and hanged for crimes against humanity?
2006