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GSE Unit 5 Vocab Rev

GSE Unit 5 Vocabulary Review #1

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Batista, Fulgencio former president and later dictator of Cuba prior to the 1959 Cuban Revolution
Castro, Fidel former communist dictator of Cuba who led the ouster of Fulgencio Batista in the 1959 Cuban Revolution
Cold War sociopolitical, military, and economic conflict between the world’s Western capitalist democracies (i.e., Western Europe and the United States) and its Eastern communist regimes (i.e., the USSR and China) from the end of World War II through 1991
communist an economic system wherein private ownership is largely forbidden and all industries and resources are under the control of the state
coup the act of overthrowing an existing governing authority
Cuban Missile Crisis 1962 Cold War event wherein the Soviet Union, with the agreement of the Castro regime, placed intermediate and medium-range ballistic missiles on the island of Cuba which can strike the United States
embargo economic policy which blocks all trade with a given nation, typically due to safety and/or humanitarian concerns; embargoes are also enacted to sanction enemy nations
Kennedy, John F. president of the United States at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Khrushchev, Nikita leader of the Soviet Union at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Soviet Union abridged name used to describe the former communist government of Russia during Cold War; also known as the U.S.S.R.
Created by: jpkelley