an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security
Winston Churchill’s term for the Cold War division between the Soviet-dominated East and the U.S.-dominated West.
adopted by press. truman, it was a policy directed at blocking soviet influence and stopping the
expansion of communism
expansion of communism
President Truman’s policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism
a United States program of economic aid for the reconstruction of Europe (1948-1952)
This period of time following World War II is where the United States and the Soviet Union emerged as superpowers and faced off in an arms race that lasted nearly 50 years.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization; an alliance made to defend one another if they were attacked by any other country; US, England, France, Canada, Western European countries
The soviet union saw NATO as a threat and formed its own alliance in 1955
a policy of threatening to go to war in response to any enemy aggression.
communists Chinese leader
Nationalsit chinese leader
who gave financial, military and technical aid to communist china?
large collective farms
The great leap forward
involved communes but was a step backward to mao zedong
led a major uprising know as the cultural revolution
goal to established a society of peasants and workers in which all were equal
line of latitude that separated North and South Korea
American general, who commanded allied troops in the Pacific during World War II.
ho chi minh
communist leader of North Vietnam
the political theory that if one nation comes under Communist control then neighboring nations will also come under Communist control
ngo dinh diem
South Vietnam non-Communist leader
the guerrilla soldiers of the Communist faction in Vietnam, also know as the National Liberation Front
President Richard Nixons strategy for ending U.S involvement in the vietnam war, involving a gradual withdrawl of American troops and replacement of them with South Vietnamese forces
communist rebels in cambodia
consisted of developing nations, often newly independent, who were not aligned with either superpower
third force, or independent countries
Communist leader of Cuba
U.S. supported Nicaraguan dictator; overthrown by Sandinistas
leader of the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. He introduced Socialist reforms in Nicaragua
a religious leader among Shiite Muslims
dominant soviet leader after stalin
Soviet statesman who became president of the Soviet Union (1906-1982)
john f kennedy
President during Bay of Pigs, and Cuban Missile Crisis. Strong image icon. Creator of Civil Rights Act.
he assumed the presidency after the assassination of kennedy. commited to stopping the spread of communism
A policy of reducing Cold War tensions that was adopted by the United States during the presidency of Richard Nixon.
President of the United States from 1969 to 1974 who followed a foreign policy marked by détente with the Soviet Union and by the opening of diplomatic relations with China. In the face of likely impeachment for the Watergate scandal, he resigned.
Strategic arms limitation talks
a fiercely anti communist us pre. moved away form detente