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A-Z The Cold War

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A
A competition between the United States and the Soviet Union to manufacture the most nuclear weapons.
Arms Race
B
It was built in order to prevent people from fleeing East Berlin.
Berlin Wall
C
An economic system based on government ownership and control of resources.
Communism
D
A softening or easing of relations between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Detente
E
Name given to the Soviet Union and its communist controlled states in Eastern Europe.
Eastern Bloc
F
Led the Cuban Revolution overthrowing Cuban President Batista in 1959.
Fidel Castro
G
Policy introduced by Gorbachev that allowed for more openness in the Soviet government.
Glasnost
H
A powerful form of nuclear technology that developed during the Arms Race.
Hydrogen bomb
I
Symbol used to describe the border between the communist and democratic countries of Europe.
Iron Curtain
J
He is famous for the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban missile crisis.
JFK
K
The first major conflict of the Cold War.
Korean War
L
A campaign to investigate and purge suspected homosexuals from the US government during the 1950s.
Lavender Scare
M
An economic and political philosophy named after its author German philosopher Karl Marx.
Marxism
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It is an alliance of democratic and western countries including much of Western Europe, Canada, and the United States.
NATO
O
The first test of a British atomic device.
Operation Hurricane
P
A liberal reform movement in socialist Czechoslovakia in 1968.
Prague Spring
Q
British monarch on the throne during the Cold War.
Queen Elizabeth II
R
Famous for his economic policy called "Reaganomics" as well as for being a Hollywood movie star who became president.
Ronald Reagan
S
United States and the Soviet Union agreed to limit the number of nuclear weapons they made.
SALT
T
A financial, political and military effort to stop the spread of communism.
Truman Doctrine
U
An organisation created to unite countries together to discuss peace and political matters.
United Nations
V
A major conflict fought in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.
Vietnam War
W
An alliance between the Soviet Union and other Eastern Europe communist nations.
Warsaw Pact
X
Another term for the "Long Telegram".
X Article
Y
The first man to orbit the Earth in the spacecraft Vostok I.
Yuri Gagarin
Z
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) from 1931 to 1956.
Zachariadis
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