BJU World Studies 3rd Ed. Chapter 19
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Established a free market in West Germany
helped western Europe nations recover from WWII by pouring over twelve billion dollars into their economies.
stresses the individual's role in government and allows the operation of privately owned businesses.
Chiang Kai-shek founded the Republic of China on this island
Great Leap Forward
An economic plan by Mao Zedong that was intended to double China's steel and agricultural production but failed and caused famine.
UN forces invaded and fought the North Koreans at this location
Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam independent from this country
Russia invaded this country in 1979 but left in 1989 after experiencing growing losses with no prospect of victory.
Hungary and Poland
These two countries had successfully broken away from the Soviet Union by 1991
tried to purge all anti-Communist elements from China
Recognized by the USA and Soviet Union as a nation in 1948
By the early 1990's, the Soviet Union had splintered into how many independent states?
French Welfare System
resulted in high taxes and high unenployment
First African country to achieve independence
Jews overwhelmed a superior Arab force
The Roman Catholic Church
supported the Solidarity movement
in 1962, the Soviet Union placed nuclear missiles in this country
This country governed Palestine as a mandate following WWI
Charles de Gaulle
Began a new French government in 1958
Helped India achieve its independence
First Soviet president; allowed private ownership
Ho Chi Minh
Established communism in Vietnam
Unpopular Soviet leader who was voted out of office
First Communist dictator of China
American president who helped spread democracy
Conservative British Prime Minister
Led an anti-Communist movement in Poland
The Cold War
Name for the clash of ideas between Western and Communist nations that began after WWII and lasted until 1991
What former French colony defeated French forces at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu
United States of America
First country to harness the power of the atom
name given to regions of the world (including South and Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Southern Asia) that remained neutral in the Cold War and did not ally themselves with the free or Communist worlds.
This European country underwent a civil war over communism before joining NATO
NATO offered its member nations protection from this Communist union.
First man-made satellite (Russian Made) sent into space. Its launch began the space race and gave Russia a temporary advantage over America
the first official recognition by a world power that the Jews needed a land to call their own
This country was divided into four zones that the French, British , American and Russians occupied after WWII