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Ch 15 Cold War

the belief that one communist victory would lead to many others domino theroy
nations that are stronger than other powerful nations superpowers
American-supported ruler of South Vietnam Ngo Dinh Diem
communist ruler of North Vietnam after 1954 Ho Chi Minh
brought on high taxes and greater government regulation welfare state
seen as a particular threat to the balance of terror during the SALT talks anti-ballistic missiles
led the Cuban Revolution in 1959 Fidel Castro
the Soviet leader after Stalin Nikita Khrushchev
brought the world to brink of nuclear war in 1962 Cuban missile crisis
a relaxation of tensions detente
What aspect of the Cold War arms race made it so terrifying? The weapons were more powerful than ever before.
A "red scare" was the fear of communist in the United States.
After World War II, the United States offered assistance to war-torn European nations through which of the following? the Marshall Plan
The Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution were social reform programs led by which leader? Mao Zedong
What was the result of Gorbachev's perestroika? Shortages grew worse and prices soared
During the Korean War, which nation provided hundreds of thousands of troops to help North Korea? China
Which alliance was dedicated to the security of communist nations in Europe during the Cold War? the Warsaw Pact
The purpose of the SALT talks and the START treaty was to limit the number of nuclear weapons held by the superpowers
The American strategy under detente was to restrain the Soviets through diplomatic agreements
What kind of government did Japan adopt after World War II? a parliamentary democracy
When the North Koreans overran South Korea in the summer of 1950, United Nations forces stopped their advance at then Pusan Perimeter
During the Vietnam War, the Tet Offensive turned American public opinion against the war
The Khmer Rouge was responsible for comiting genocide in Cambodia
What conflict was called the Soviets Union's "Vietnam"? the war in Afghanistan
After the Soviet Union split up and communism was defeated in Eastern Europe, China accelerated its embrace pf Capitolism
Created by: Coachwinter