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This a basic revision quiz designed for the use of my Modern History class. Hopefully others can enjoy it as well!
An ideological conflict without actual physical confrontation
Describes a market economy based on supply and demand
The place where the 'Big Three' discussed the future of Germany in 1945
The place where the 'Big Three' discussed the future of Poland
Term for the Communist nations in Eastern Europe which were easily influenced by the USSR
The USSR hoped to establish this between themselves and the West
An imaginary line drawn between the Communist states in the East and the rest of Europe
The leader of the USSR throughout WWII until his death in 1953
The US President from 1933-45
The US policy which promised to help other democratic nations defend themselves against Communism
The US policy of using all means short of war to prevent the expansion of Communism
A financial assistance program in which the US offered financial aid to help rebuild Europe after WWII
A so-called 'proxy war' in the Cold War fought from 1950-53 (and never officially ended)
The Communist leader of Cuba during the Cold War
The US installed nuclear missiles in this country, threatening the USSR
The Soviet leader during the Cuban Missile Crisis (correct spelling required!)
The name for the failed invasion of Cuba by US-supported Cuban exiles
The idea that the use of nuclear weapons by both the US and USSR would result in the complete destruction of both nations
The acronym commonly used for the Committee established in the US to seek out communists and their sympathizers
A saying describing the notion that there were Communists absolutely everywhere!
Republican senator at the forefront of the Communist 'Witch Hunt'
'Good Night and Good Luck' featured which veteran journalist?
The author of 'The Crucible' a play about the Salem Witch Trials which also functioned as an allegory for the Cold War
A 40km concrete barrier built to seal off contact between East and West Berlin
A defensive alliance of Western nations designed to protect its members from Soviet aggression
A defensive alliance of European Communist nations formed in 1955
The belief that if the US allowed one country to fall to Communism, then many more would follow
US President who famously said 'Tear down this wall'
Gorbachev's policy of governmental openess and transparency
What did the acronym USSR stand for?
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