Flashcards in Ch26 - People Deck (54):
Who was the head of the Communist Russia's delegation at the founding of the UN?
Who was an official in the U.S. State Department during the founding of the UN who was later implicated as a spy for the Soviet Union?
What American couple was convicted of treason in 1951 and executed in 1953 for passing vital information to Russian agents?
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
What director of Britain's nuclear research program was convicted in 1950 for supplying Moscow with a top-secret trigger mechanism that would detonate the atomic bomb?
Who was Stalin's successor that led Russia from 1955 to 1964?
Who claimed that the Soviet Union had shifted from active agitation and aggression to a desire for "peaceful coexistence" with the free world?
Who was Yugoslavia's leader that established his own brand of Communism outside the Soviet sphere of control?
Who was the leader of West Germany that moved his nation toward a vigorous free market economy and transformed it into one of the most prosperous nations in the world.
Who was the leader of the Free French government during World War II and helped write a new constitution and establish the Fifth Republic?
Charles de Gaulle
What socialist became president of France and nationalized much of France's industry, business, and finances, causing the economy to deteriorate?
What successor of Francisco Franco encouraged moderation and democratic rule during periods of unrest in Spain?
What Christian statesman led the Nationalist Chinese to Taiwan after the Communist takeover of mainland China?
Who led the Chinese Communists in revolution against the Nationalist government in 1949 and established a Communist regime in mainland China called the People's Republic of China?
Who emerged as Communist China's most powerful leader by 1980?
Who was the leader of the Communist puppet regime in North Korea?
Who was elected the first president of the Republic of Korea?
Who was a WWII hero and supreme commander of all United States and United Nations forces during the Korean War.
Who told Congress "there can be no substitute for victory?"
What Cuban dictator was overthrown by a Communist revolution?
Who was the leader of the revolutionary group that toppled Batista and imposed Communism on Cuba in 1959?
Who led military overthrew of the government in Argentina and served as president of Argentina?
Who succeeded her husband as president of Argentina and was the first woman to head a government in the Western Hemisphere?
Who was the Communist president of Chile?
Who succeeded Allende as president of Chile and brought reform?
What Russian-born Jewish chemist headed the World Zionist Organization and became the first president of Israel?
Who was Israel's first prime minister?
What Israeli prime minister and Egyptian president met with what US President to discuss a peaceful settlement of Israeli-Egyptian disputes?
Israel - Menachem Begin
Egypt - Anwar el-Sadat
U.S. - Jimmy Carter
What were the Accords that were signed to try to make peace between Israel and Egypt?
Camp David Accords
Who was the head of the PLO?
Who was called "the Shah" and was Iran's anti-Communist ruler who was overthrown by a combined force of Communist terrorists and Muslim radicals?
Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi
Who was Iran's totalitarian Muslim leader that captured the US Embassy in Tehran and took 63 Americans hostage?
Ayatolla Ruhollah Khomeini
Who was the dictator of Iraq that initiated a bloody war with Iran in the 1980s?
What leaders advocated civil disobedience against the British government of India as a means of achieving Indian independence?
What Prime Minister of Ghana that, after becoming the idol of African nationalists, became an outright dictator and later was overthrown in a military coup?
What pro-Communist premier fought a civil war in the Republic of the Congo with the help of the Soviet Union?
What American medical missionary was murdered by Marxist-supported terrorists in the Republic of the Congo?
Dr. Paul Carlson
What emperor of Ethiopia was overthrown by a military coup in 1974 and was murdered shortly afterward?
Haile Selassia I
What Vietnamese Communist formed the Indochinese Communist Party with the intention to establish a Communist government over all of French Indochina?
Ho Chi Minh
Who was the first president of South Vietnam and was assassinated in 1963?
Ngo Ding Diem
Who was the commander of U.S. troops in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War?
William C. Westmoreland
What Hungarian-born American physicist worked on the Manhattan Project and also on the hydrogen bomb?
Who was the "Father of the Hydrogen Bomb"?
What pro-Communist consultant to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission helped develop the atomic bomb but opposed the building of the hydrogen bomb?
J. Robert Oppenheimer
What presidential assistant for national security affairs ended American opposition to Communist China's membership in the United Nations?
Who became head of the Soviet Union in 1964, continued the policy of "peaceful coexistence" and used the West's desire for detente to his advantage?
What famous Russian writer was imprisoned in the Soviet Union for exposing the cruelties of Communism and was later exiled to the West?
Who was the first man into space and which country is he from?
Who was the first man to step onto the surface of the moon and what country is he from?
Who was Britain's first woman prime minister and was noted for her conservative reforms and emphasis on traditional morality?
What was President of the US from 1981 to 1989 and promoted conservative economic principles and a return to traditional morality?
Who was the leader of the Solidarity movement in Poland?
What Soviet Union leader (from 1985 to 1991) signed the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty in 1987 and loosened Soviet control over Eastern Europe?
What cruel Romanian dictator was executed with his wife in the overthrow of Communism in 1989?