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Cold war quiz
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What two former alliances from WWII became enemies in what became known as the Cold War?
United States and Soviet Union
What was the name of the international organization created after WWII intended to protect its members from aggression and war?
What did Churchill's phrase "iron curtain" come to represent?
The division of Europe throughout the Cold War
The US foreign policy towards the Soviet Union to block Soviet influence and stop the expansion of communism is known as what?
Both the US and the USSR began competing in an arms race to develop more powerful weapons. What weapon did Harry Truman authorize work on that would be thousands of more times more powerful than the atomic bomb?
What was the name of the first rocket the Soviet Union pushed into earth's atmosphere?
The divide between North Korea and South Korea is known as what?
Which part of Korea was allies with the US?
What type of government took control of China?
Who was the leader of the Communist Party in Vietnam?
Ho Chi Minh
President Eisenhower felt that the fall of one Southeast Asian country to communism would mean the fall of all of its neighbors. This theory is known as what?
The Communist guerrillas that fought against the South Vietnam anti-communist government were known as what?
What was the public opinion of the Vietnam War in the United States?
Most Americans were opposed to the war
Who was the President of the United States when the Cold War finally ended?
an international peacekeeping organization founded in 1945 to provide security to the nations of the world
during the Cold War, the boundary separating the Communist nations of Eastern Europe from the mostly democratic nations of Western Europe
A U.S. foreign policy adopted by President Harry Truman in the late 1940s, in which the United States tried to stop the spread of communism by creating alliances and helping weak countries to resist Soviet advances
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
A U.S. program of economic aid to European countries to help them rebuild after World War II
The state of diplomatic hostility between the United States and the Soviet Union in the decades following World War II.
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
a defensive military alliance formed in 1949 by ten Western European nations, the United States, and Canada
A military alliance formed in 1955 by the Soviet Union and seven Eastern European countries
A policy of threatening to go to war in response to any enemy aggression.
line of latitude that separated North (communist) and South Korea (non-communist)
Ho Chi Minh
Communist leader of North Vietnam
the idea that if a nation falls under communist control, nearby nations will also fall under communist control
Ngo Diem Dinh
The corrupt, Catholic ruler of South Vietnam who was backed initially by Kennedy's administration.
A group of Communist guerrillas who, with the help of North Vietnam, fought against the South Vietnamese government in the Vietnam War.
President Richard Nixons strategy for ending U.S involvement in the vietnam war, involving a gradual withdrawl of American troops and replacement of them with South Vietnamese forces
Aggressive Soviet leader whose failed gamble of putting missiles in Cuba cost him his job
Soviet leader after Khrushchev
Lyndon B. Johnson
36th U.S. President. 1963-1969. Democratic
A policy of reducing Cold War tensions that was adopted by the United States during the presidency of Richard Nixon.
the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks—a series of meetings in the 1970s, in which leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union agreed to limit their nations' stocks of nuclear weapons.
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