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Cold War Quiz

QuestionAnswer
Define containment. a policy to stop the spread of communism
Which two countries competed against one another in the Cold War? U.S.A. & U.S.S.R.
What was the goal of the Soviet Union during the Cold War? spread communism
What was the goal of the United States during the Cold War? contain communism
What was the purpose of the Marshall Plan? to give $13 billion to countries in Western Europe to rebuild after World War II so that these countries would not be tempted by communism
What was the purpose of the Truman Doctrine? to prevent the spread of communism by sending money and weapons to defeat communist rebels in Greece and Turkey
What type of government did West Germany have? democratic
What type of government did East Germany have? totalitarian
What type of government did the Soviet Union have? totalitarian
What type of government does the United States have? democratic
What type of economic system does the United States have? capitalism
What type of economic system did the Soviet Union have? communism
What was NATO? the military alliance between the U.S. Canada and 10 western European nations
What was the Warsaw Pact? the military alliance between the Soviet Union and its satellite nations in eastern Europe
Where was Berlin located? East Germany
What is a cold war? a war of words competition and threats but that stops short of a military conflict
What was decided at the Yalta Conference? to occupy Germany and divide it into 4 zones
Why was the Berlin Airlift necessary? the Soviet Union blockaded Berlin
When did the Cold War begin? 1945
When did the Cold War end? 1990
What is a satellite nation? a nation whose policies revolved around the Soviet Union's influence
What did the iron curtain separate? democratic western Europe from communist eastern Europe
Created by: lcarson