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Withdrawal of western nations from colonies in Africa and Asia after World War II.
The use of US economic aid to restore stability to Europe after World War II and to undercut the appeal of communist ideology.
North Atlantic Treaty organization. NATO is the defensive anti-Soviet alliance of the United States, Canada, and the nations of Western Europe established in 1949
The military alliance of the Soviet union and its eastern European satellite states in the Cold War era.
An international organization formed after WWII to promote international peace, security, and cooperation.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian intelligence agency of the United States government. Its primary function is obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and persons in order to advise public policymakers
Nation of Israel
People's liberation Army China
Ho Chi Minh
Bay of Pigs
Cuban Missile Crisis
Why did postwar optimism evaporate by 1947? What caused the climate of doubt in worldview?
The end of ideology, the abandonment of faith in progress. Even new scientific technology appeared to foster a bland consumer mentality in the west and opening an unbreakable chasm between the expert and the average citizen.
How did the cold war spread to nations around the globe?
What were the main factors in the collapse of European colonial empires?
How did the nuclear threat shape foreign relations among the super powers?
How justified were Stalans suspicions of Western democracies after World War II?
Why did the Soviets refuse the Marshall plan?
How did the Truman doctrine redefine America's role in the global community?
Why did Chinese nationalist government fail to defeat communism?
What are some examples of containment?
What was the purpose of NATO and of the Warsaw pact?
What tensions and suspicions divided the victorious allies even as World War II ended?
Stalin's deep suspicion that the British and Americans had delay the opening of a western front against Germany until June 1944 in order to undermine Soviet resources. Stalin's insistence that future Soviet Security demanded friendly governments in Eastern Europe.
Why did the Soviets demand communist governments friendly to them in Eastern Europe?
Why did the United States become a super power at the end of the war?
Why was the Soviet army in a position of power in Europe at the end of the war?
Why did Western powers seek to rebuild the German economy? What did Stalin do to Germany?
What prompted Truman to issue the Truman doctrine?
How did the nation of Israel polarized politics in the middleEast during the cold war?
How did Brittany react to demands by India for self government? How did religious issues in India complicate the problem? What solution did Britain adopt? How well did this work?
Why was the withdrawal of French government control of Algeria so difficult?
What economic factors affected new nations in Africa as they try to establish independence?
Why did the US off and back of the repressive regimes of military dictators in Asia?
How and why did the Korean War begin? Why did the US get involved?
Why did the US get involved in Vietnam?
Was world communism the single, monolithic evil empire that Western governments feared? Were the US and USSR ever able to work together during the Cold War?
Did communism regimes live up to their promise of a just social and economic order? How close did they come to it? Did the US act in accordance with its goals of defense of individual liberty and upholding the right to overthrow repressive government? Explain
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