Flashcards in Yellow Packet Quiz Deck (51):
Cold War 2 points
1)State of war with no bloodshed
2) Icy Rivalry between US and USSR
What does communism control
Gov't controls control of production, distribution, and exchange of goods
East European nations whose economies and societies are under soviet domination
Neutral are that separates controlling forces
Kill and starve 40 million disloyal soviets and satellite leaders
Giving Aid to countries such as Greece and Turkey
American aid in the form of money, supplies and machinery to help aid with Europe
Billions to West Europe
Provide aid to countries in the Middle East to combat communism
Military alliance among W. Allies designed to combat communism
Military alliance among soviets and their allies in response to NATO
What is the status of Germany and Berlin following the war
4 Zones between USA, GB, France, USSR
Under who did the soviets close all highway trail routes into Berlin
How did Truman Respond in Germany (soviets close all highway trail routes into Berlin)
Bring in food every few minutes by plane
Under who did the soviets make the Berlin Blockade
How did Eisenhower respond in Germany? (Berlin Blockade)
Barrels through the blockade
What is Brinkmanship?
to brink the country to the brink of war without going to war
Under who did the Soviets create the Berlin wall to sever Germany in 1/2?
What did Kennedy do in Germany? (Soviets create the Berlin wall to sever Germany in 1/2)
Sent troops but could do little because the Wall was built on Soviet territory
What is the status of Japan's Military after the war?
Military disbanded; US military still provides protection today
Who was in command of US forces in Japan?
General Douglas MacArthur
What assistance did the US provide to the Japanese?
We paid them 2 billion in aid
How was Japan's economy reshaped (4 ways)?
1)introducing free-market practices
2) New constitution
3)Tojo sentenced to Death
Communist leader in China
Why does the US choose not to help the nationalist?
Stalin is a bigger threat
Who wins the Civil War in China?
Where do the Nationalists go?
Who does the US recognize as the official government in China following the war?
Korea is divided along what line after WWII?
What kinds of governments are formed in the Koreas?
North Korea-Communists South Korea-Democratic
What starts the Korean Conflict
N. Korea attacks S. Korea
What are the years of the Korean War?
How do the UN and US respond to Korean War
Who is in charge of the UN forces?
General Douglas MacArthur
What is the MacArthur and Truman Controversy and how is it resolved?
MacArthur wants war and Nuclear weapons, Truman doesn't. MacArthur Fired.
Which communist leader in Vietnam stood in the middle of a crowd and declared Vietnam an independent communist nation?
Ho Chi Minh
France tried to stop Vietnam from becoming independent but was defeated but was defeated by the Vietnamese at a famous battle called
Dien Bien Phu
Following France's defeat, the Geneva Accords divided Vietnam along
the 17th Parallel
North Vietnam was controlled by the Communists and Ho Chi Minh while South Vietnam was controlled by a democratic (but corrupt) leader named
Ngo Dinh Diem
How did the Buddhists protest against Diem's religious persecution?
Burn selves to death
As Vietnam becomes more unstable, Kennedy supports what action against Diem?
later they had a coup against Diem which results in his death
What couple sold the Soviets A-bomb intelligence?
Ethel and Julius Rosenburg, later executed for espionage
1953 Stalin dies, who comes to power?
US spies on USSR
Who came to power in Cuba in 1959?
Who did Fidel Castro become friends with in 6 months
What was the Bay of Pigs
CIA Train Cuban exiles to rebel, fail, all killed or captured
What was the Cuban Missile Crisis?
We spot Offensive weapons, 2 min response time
How does Kennedy prevent offensive weapons coming in
Naval Quarantine Line
What is the agreement made between US and USSR
1) Offensive weapons out
2)Us won't invade Cuba
3)No future offensive weapons