History Quiz / Cold War Jargon

Random History or War Quiz

Can you name the Cold War Jargon?

 Plays Quiz not verified by Sporcle

Forced Order
Also try: Marxist Terms
Score 0/22 Timer 09:00
A term invented by Winston Churchill to describe the political and physical barriers between the Soviet bloc and the ‘free’ countries of Europe.
East German armed police, responsible for guarding the Berlin Wall and other borders.
A term given to the foreign policy of the Reagan administration, particularly regard to the Soviet Union.
Policy adopted by West Germany and its leader Willy Brandt, who sought to improve communication and economic ties with East Germany.
A French term describing the reconciliation or re-establishment of good relations between previously nations or governments that were previously hostile
A conflict where larger nations support and supply smaller nations involved in a war or civil war, without becoming directly involved.
A conspiracy theory, suggesting links between politicians, military leaders and industrialists who produce weapons and other military equipment.
A breakdown in relations between China and USSR during the 1960s, culminating in border clashes in 1969.
Islamic resistance fighters who fought against the Soviets in Afghanistan, with US backing.
A foreign policy position, where a nation refuses to commit to alliances or ‘take sides’ in international disputes
The Cold War assumption that both the US and USSR would refrain from launching nuclear weapons, since each knew the other would retaliate, and this would lead to devastation on bot
Russian prison camps used between 1940 and 1960, for isolating political prisoners, career criminals and other undesirables, while exploiting their labour.
Anti-communist theory, contending that the rise of communism in one country would inevitably lead to it spreading to neighbouring countries, particularly in Asia.
Russian for ‘restructuring’. A reform movement in the USSR during the 1980s, led by Mikhael Gorbachev. It involved some liberal reforms and a relaxing of centralised controls o
Two periods of anti-communist hysteria in the United States, the first following the Russian Revolution (1918-19), the second in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
An agreement signed in 1975, aimed at improving communications and relationships between Soviet bloc and Western countries.
An informal but politically charged discussion between Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev in 1959.
A state of improved relations after a period of conflict or tension. In the Cold War it refers to the decade-long ‘thaw’ in US-Soviet relations between the late 1960s and late
The name given to an address given by US Secretary of State James F Byrne in Stuttgart in September 1946. Byrne assured listeners that the US would protect German sovereignty and,
The peaceful popular movement that emerged in Czechoslovakia in late 1989, leading to political reform and free elections.
Broadly refers to US Cold War foreign policy, based on Harry Truman’s pledge to support nations in their struggle to resist communism.
Russian for ‘openness’. A Soviet reform implemented by Mikhail Gorbachev during the late 1980s, encouraging open debate, discussion and freedom of speech.

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Join for Free
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments


Top Quizzes Today

Score Distribution

Your Account Isn't Verified!

In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your Sporcle Settings to finish the process.

Report this User

Report this user for behavior that violates our Community Guidelines.