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Tong USH Cold War

In the early 1990s, which country was the last remaining superpower? America
In 2016, which countries are the rising authoritarians? Russia, China, Iran
Which organization was the largest democratic club on earth? European Union
According to Charles Krauthammer, what is NOT self-sustaining without the U.S.? stability
According to Charles Krauthammer, what has added to the fight that makes world stability unlikely? World-wide jihadism
What does containment mean with regards to the Cold War? Preventing the spread of Communism
The American government policy of providing economic aid to European countries damaged by war was known as the _?_ Marshall Plan
What is a blockade with regards to the Cold War? Preventing trade and movement of goods, people, or transports
What are the characteristics of communism? Community property, economy controlled by government, limited personal rights
What was the difference between NATO and the Warsaw Pact? NATO were non-Communist countries
What was the Domino Theory? theory prominent from the 1950s to the 1980s, that if one country in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect.
What was the Bay of Pigs event and which world leaders were involved? American-backed invasion of Cuba by Cuban exiles, Fidel Castro, John Kennedy
The offer of American aid to Greece and Turkey to fight communism was known as the _?_ Truman Doctrine
The relaxation of tensions between nations is known _?_ detente
What types of armaments were curtailed by SALT? ballistic missiles
What are the characteristics of capitalism? Private ownership of property, economy controlled by the market.
A member of a military group that fought the Sandinista government was known as a_?_ contra
When was the Berlin Wall taken down? 1989
What does SALT stand for? Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty
When did the Soviet Union break up into fifteen different nations? 1990-1991
What is the definition of perestroika and who was responsible for this policy? Political openness, Mikhail Gorbachev
What was the Strategic Defense Initiative? President Reagan proposed U.S. system “Star Wars” against potential nuclear attacks by USSR
Created by: mrscindytong
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