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Cold War Review

When did the Cold War occur? After WWII, 1945 - 1991
What political and economic ideologies did the United States believe in? Democracy, Capitalism
What political and economic ideologies did the USSR believe in? Communism, Totalitarian Dictatorship
What superpowers competed during the Cold War? United States, USSR
What was the Iron Curtain? Winston Churchill's description of the divide between Eastern and Western Europe during the Cold War
Why was the Berlin Wall constructed? to prevent Eastern Europeans and Eastern Germans from fleeing to Western Europe through West Berlin
How was Germany and Berlin divided during the Cold War? Berlin Wall, East: Communist dictatorship; West: Democracy, Capitalism
Why did Eastern Europe become Communist after World War II? They were forced by the Soviet Union. Became puppet states/satellite nations heavily influenced by USSR.
What is containment? US foreign policy to stop the spread of Communism during the Cold War
What was the Truman Doctrine? President Truman's pledge to help nations and peoples who fight Communism during the Cold War
Warsaw Pact Alliance dominated by the USSR during Cold War, mostly Communist nations
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Alliance dominated by the USA beginning during the Cold War, mostly capitalist and democratic nations
Created by: MsRehwaldt