Flashcards in Cold War Deck (39):
How was Cold War political?
Communism vs Democracy
How was Cold War military?
Nuclear Arms Race
How was Cold War economics?
Communism vs Capitalism
How was Cold War cultural?
Freedom vs "Police State"
Ho was Cold War education?
What was the Cold War?
A battle between two different sets of beliefs or ideologies
Who were the key leaders of the Cold War?
Harry S. Truman
What country was Truman?
What country was Stalin?
What countries were a part of The Communist World?
What countries were a part of The Free World?
Great Britain (UK)
What was the goal of containment?
to "contain" or hold back the soviets and let communism collapse on its own
What was the Cold War seen as?
A global war to win world domination and to outlast the enemy
What were means of containment?
Collective Security - NATO vs Warsaw
Economic Programs - Marshall Plan
Political Will - Truman Doctrine
Espionage and Covert - CIA vs KGB
Nuclear Deterrent - Nuclear Arms Race
What did the Truman Doctrine promote?
military and political aid to any nation willing to resist communism
How much money did the USA give Turkey and Greece?
What was the Marshall Plan?
Economic aid program to rebuild Western Europe
What is a missile gap?
When a country is nervous about having less nuclear weapons
What is a hydrogen bomb?
Even more powerful than a nuclear bomb (10000x)
What is an ICBM?
Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. It is a warhead tipped missile
What is a neutron bomb?
Killed only with radiation leaving buildings intact
What is MAD?
Mutually Assured Destruction.
What was the Nuclear Triad?
Land based missiles, bombs from aircrafts, and submarine launched missiles
What is fallout?
What is a mushroom cloud?
After-effects of an atomic bomb
What is a silo?
Where the missiles are stored underground
What is a bomb shelter?
Backyard shelters for families that would have protected nobody
How does World War II end?
Truman drops bombs on Japan
What two superpowers dominated after WWII?
USA and Russia (USSR)
Where was the United Nations (UN) created?
New York City (NYC)
What two regions were separated during the start of the Cold War?
The East and West
How did Churchill start the Iron Curtain speech?
He condemned the United States and the pinnacle of the world
What year did the USSR detonate their first bomb?
Where did the Chinese nationalists flee to after the Chinese civil war?
Taiwan (Republic of China)
What was Mao Zedong?
Who was Chiang Kai-shek?
Who was supported by the USSR?
Who was supported by the USA?