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AP Euro - Unit 12: The Long Peace (People)
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Bolshevik revolutionary, head of the Soviet Communists after 1924, and dictator of the Soviet Union from 1928 to 1953. He led the Soviet Union with an iron fist, using Five-Year Plans to increase industrial production and terror to crush opposition leading the Soviet Union through the Second World War and the early stages of the Cold War.
president who led the U.S. through the last few months of World War II, best known for making the controversial decision to use two atomic bombs against Japan in August 1945. After the war, Truman was crucial in the implementation of the Marshall Plan, which greatly accelerated Western Europe's economic recovery.
Soviet leader during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Also famous for denouncing Stalin and allowed criticism of Stalin within Russia; lessened government control of Soviet citizens; sought peaceful coexistence with the West instead of confrontation.
John F. Kennedy
U.S. president during the Cold War of the 1960s and the Cuban Missile Crisis; critical of the Berlin Wall.
Soviet leader known for his hard-line stance against the pro-democracy Prague Spring protesters in 1968 as well as overseeing Russia's long, costly, and futile war in Afghanistan.
Leader of the Indian independence movement who practiced nonviolent resistance, civil disobedience and boycotts to generate social and political change; a spiritual and moral leader favoring India's independence from Great Britain.
Charles de Gaulle
French general and statesman who became very popular during World War II as the leader of the Free French forces in exile; founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958 and served as its first president from 1959 to 1969.
Ho Chi Minh
communist leader of North Vietnam who used guerrilla warfare to fight anti-communist, American-funded attacks under the Truman Doctrine; brilliant strategy drew out war and made it unwinnable
Soviet premier whose foreign policy efforts of liberalization improved relations with the West and brought an end to the Cold War; his domestic policy of perestroika and glasnost introduced major reforms that led to the collapse of Communist governments in eastern Europe.
President of the Russian Republic in 1991 who helped end the Soviet Union and force Gorbachev to resign.
Serbian leader of Yugoslavia in 1987 who waged a war against both Croatia and Bosnia during the 1990s initiating a policy of ethnic cleansing/genocide against Bosnian Muslims.
elected president of Russia in 2000, launched reforms aimed at boosting growth and budget revenues and keeping Russia on a strong economic track.
British civil servant who produced a famous report in 1942, which suggested the setting up of a national health service with the idea for a "National Health Service" from the cradle to the grave.
leader of conservatives in Great Britain who came to power and dominated British politics in 1980s. Pledged to limit social welfare, restrict union power, and end inflation; her economic policy improved the British economic situation.
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