Flashcards in WWII and the Cold War Deck (27):
When does Hitler invade Poland?
What is America's view on the war?
We claim to be neutral, but support Britain with supplies and ammunition.
What does the war do to the economy?
creates jobs, boosts economy.
Pearl harbor attack date?
How do we defeat our enemies?
By outproducing them.
Where does the US focus on first?
Europe, then Asia
Rosie the Riveter symbolizes?
Women's roles in the war, women's independence
Women's roles in war?
Make ammunition and weapons.
Why did Americans put the Japanese into Internment camps?
Afraid that they would've spied on us for the Japanese.
What does VE stand for? When was it?
Victory in Europe. 5/8/1945
VJ stands for? When was it?
Victory in Japan, 9/2/1945
Which two cities did we drop atom bombs on? In order?
Why did we bomb Nagasaki?
They didn't surrender when we bombed Hiroshima.
Which two countries/unions emerged as world powers?
USA and USSR
Who owned East Germany?
Where was Berlin located?
What was the Berlin Airlift used for?
We used it to drop supplies and food into West Berlin because the USSR built a wall, sieged, it.
What is an arms race?
A stockpiling of weapons, especially nuclear weapons.
What does MAD stand for?
Mutually Assured Destruction
What was the Space Race?
Race to send satellites and spacecraft into Space.
Name of the USSR Satellite?
Advancements were because of?
What was a "puppet" war?
Korean War, Vietnam War
What is the Vietcong?
Southern Vietnamese who fight against the USA
What effect did TV coverage have on the American's view toward the Vietnam War?
What is containment?
Stopping spread of communism.