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Cold War

Cold War Study Stack

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What was the approximate time period of the Cold War? 1945-1990
What Communist country was closest to the U.S. during the 1960s? Cuba
What was the Berlin Airlift? The U.S. flew supplies into West Berlin because the Communists were trying to stop supplies from getting through.
What was the "iron curtain"? an imaginary line separating Europe's Communist and non-Communist countries.
Who coined the phrase "iron curtain"? Winston Churchill
Why did the U.S. get involved in the Vietnam War? To try to stop the spread of Communism
Who won the Korean War? No one. It ended in a stalemate.
Why was the United Nations formed? To try to keep peace in the world.
What was the name of the 13 day nuclear weapon standoff between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. in 1962? Cuban Missile Crisis
Who was the President during the Cuban Missile Crisis? John F. Kennedy
Who was the Communist leader of the U.S.S.R. during the Cuban Missile Crisis? Nikita Khrushchev
What Communist leader told the free countries of the world the "History is on our side and we will bury you!" Nikita Khrushchev
What was the arms race? A race between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. to build bigger and more weapons than the other.
In which type of government are you free--Communism or Democracy? Democracy
What came Communist symbol came down in 1989? The Berlin Wall
Created by: kurteaga