Text of the Unit IX Review Game
What international organization was formed after WWII to try & solve problems that might lead to WWIII? Identify three main components of this org..
United Nations; Security Council, General Assembly, International Court, Economic and Social Council
What economic plan was supposed to keep Western European Nations free from Comm. after WWII? What country sponsored it?
Marshall Plan, the
Which side did the
the South, the
What was the end result of the Korean War?
N. Korea stays Comm.,
What were the two main treaty organizations of the Cold War?
How did the
What officially started the arms race in 1949?
The soviets tested an atomic bomb
What made it possible for the
Marshall Plan and people spent what they had saved during the war
Who finally comes to power in
Mao Zedong, Communist Dictatorship
Where did Mao’s opponents, the nationalist Koumintang, flee? Are they still in power there?
Name two things Khrushchev did to lessen Stalin’s influence.
some freedoms, agricultural reform, more consumer goods, Secret Speech
How did some of the satellite states respond to Khrushchev’s reforms? How did the soviets respond to this?
Tried to break away from the
What did the
We were unwilling to intervene behind the Iron Curtain
What communist dictator rose to power in
Fidel Castro, seized American properties and favored the Soviets
What is the name for the doctrine that says your enemy won’t attack you if he knows you can retaliate?
Mutually Assured Destruction
At the peak of the arms race, how many times over could the
What 1963 movie made a farce of everyone’s deep seeded fear of Nuclear Holocaust?
Dr. Strangelove (…or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb)
What was the U-2 incident? How did it affect relations between the superpowers?
The Soviets shot down and American spy plane and captured the pilot, relations took a turn for the worse
What step did the
the invasion at the
Why did the Soviets put up the Berlin Wall in 1961?
Embarrassed by the flow of immigrants fleeing East Germany
Where did the Soviets attempt to set up missiles in October
of 1962? How did the
What was the outcome of this crisis?
U.S. promises not to invade Cuba again,
How did the Soviets respond to the 1968 uprising in
sent in troops
Who led Vietnamese resistance to French control?
Ho Chi Minh
What Soviet leader helped hasten their collapse by pushing for an arms buildup in the late 70s & early 80s?
What was Détente? What did it allow to happen?
A lessening of tension between the superpowers, new treaties (on arms buildup, etc.)
What important commodity did the
Who’s set of major
reforms brought an end to the
What were the two parts of Gorbachev’s reforms?
perestroika and glasnost
How did the satellite states respond to the weakness of the
“revolted” for independence
Identify four areas that “revolted” in 1989.
What movement led to independence for
How did the
By boycotting the 1980
Who was the unlikely ally in the
Pope John Paul II
How did Czechs respond when the gov’t tried to crack down on the first wave of demonstrations in 1989?
Even larger demonstrations
Who became the first president in
Vaclav Havel, a dissident playwright
What was the major issue in Czech after 1989? How was it resolved?
Ethnic tension between Czechs & Slovaks, split nation into Czech Republic and Slovakia
What incident sparked revolution in
The murder of thousands of demonstrators by the Secret Police, he was captured and executed
What contributed to the collapse of the communist
economic slump and repressive government
What symbol of the Cold War was torn down by demonstrators when the German border was opened?
What is the basic nature of the problem in the former
many different ethnic/religious groups, discrimination outside common areas