Type
Crossword
Description

the ideology that is directly opposite to capitalism communism
the 'father of communism. karl marx
The leader of the October 1917 revolution, also was the first leader of the Vladimir Lenin
The only Communist country in the 'west' there was trouble here in the 60's when the USSR put missiles on this country Cuba
Came to power after Lenin's death, the person responsible for the deaths of millions of Ukrainian peasants Stalin
labour camps where those who 'upset' the regime were forced to go and work in gulag
small group of people specially trained for a particular purpose or profession (jabine calls us this) cadres
the political party who outgrew the mensheviks to become ruling party in Russia, led by Lenin Bolsheviks
the socialist state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991 USSR
the country that was an ally of the USSR and imitated the USSR in their industrial plans China
leader of China from 1949 to 1976, led the PLA to victory against the KMT in 1949 Mao Zedong
The soviet president who led a campaign against decreasing dissident activity Yuri Andropov
This city's name was changed from Leningrad to this, and then to St Petersburg Stalingrad
This was built to limit the number of people leaving East Berlin to West Berlin by Khrushchev in 1961 Berlin Wall
the capitalist class who own most of society's wealth and means of production, they also take everyones land cause they know they can bourgeoisie
the leader who came in after Khrushchev Brezhnev
the war fought by the 'East' and the 'West from 1949 to 1991 Cold War
a period of 'cool relations' between the west and the USSR in the 70's detente
The first secret police organisation in the USSR, set up in 1917 Cheka
The current secret police organisation in Russia KGB
the soviet president who fought to decrease dissident activity Andropov
These plans were out forward by Russia initially, the copied by China fIve Year plan
Mao proclaimed that these 'olds' were to be destroyed during the cultural revolution four olds
the fourth wife of Mao Zedong Jiang qing
the only Soviet president to be removed from power and not die while in power Khrushchev
this country was invaded by the USSR in 1979 Afghanistan
Gorbachev's policy of 'openess' glasnost
Gorbachev's economic policy perestroika

Cold War Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

struggle for power that took place between the united states and the soviet union after WW2 Cold War
a very extremely powerful and dominant nations United Nations, international organization founded in 1945 to promote peace, security, and cooperation among nations Superpower
ideological barrier that divided eastern and western Europe during the cold war Iron Curtain
international organization founded in 1945 to promote peace, security, and cooperation among nations United Nations
the U.S policy of attempting to restrict soviet power and influence around the world by preventing the spread of communism Containment
U.S aid plan designed to promote economic recovery in Europe after WW2 Marshall Plan
mutual defense pact formed by the U.S, Canada, and Western Europe nations in 1949 nato
a competition between nations to achieve weapons superiority Cultural Revolution, a period of revolutionary upheaval and political persecution in China arms race
first major battle of the Cold War fought by communist and non-communist korean war
communist insurgents in South Vietnam Viet Cong
war between North and South Vietnam vietnamwar
belief that if Vietnam fell to the communists, the rest of Asia would fall domino theory
a secret political, economic, or military operation sponsored by a gov't and designed to support a foreign policy covertaction
easing of Cold War tensions and hostility between the east and west during 1970s detente
policy of building a weapon arsenal so deadly that no other nation will dare to attack Deterrence
person who allowed the USSR to build nuclear missile bases in Cuba Fidel Castro
military pact for the Soviet Union and their allies Warsaw Pact
Chinese communist leader maozedong
head and dictator of the Soviet Communists from 1928-1953 Josephstalin
40th president of the United States and helped end the Cold War ronaldreagan
operation that moved supplies into West Berlin by american and British Planes during Soviet blockade berlinairlift
meeting between Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt yaltaconference
prime minister of Great Britain that invented the "Iron Curtain" winstonchurchill
system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common communism
policy of Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev glasnost
small groups of soldiers, often volunteers, who make surprise attacks guerillas
communist leader of North Vietnam; used guerilla warfare to fight hochiminh
competition of space exploration between United States and Soviet Union space race
period of revolutionary upheaval and political persecution in China Cultural Revolution

Cold War Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Policy created by George Kennan Containment
Economic plan to rebuild wartorn Europe Marshall Plan
Military alliance between several North American and European nations NATO
Defense treaty between the Soviet Union and its satellite nations Warsaw Pact
Theory regarding the spread of Communism Domino Theory
Invasion sponsored by President Kennedy to instigate an uprising in Cuba Bay of Pigs
Competition between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. over dominance of space Space Race
Conflict between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. regarding Soviet missiles in Cuba and American missiles in Turkey Cuban Missile Crisis
South Vietnamese supporters of Northern Vietnamese communism Viet Cong
Communist leader in China who attempted massive cultural, industrial, and economic reforms Mao Zedong
Brutal communist regime in Cambodia Khmer Rouge
Set of treaties regarding armament control SALT Accords
Policy of segregation in South Africa Apartheid
Historic wall in Germany, symbolizing a division between the East and the West Berlin Wall
Method of peacefully bypassing the blockade in Berlin to deliver supplies Berlin Airlift
Soviet response to the Marshall Plan which largely failed COMECON
Policy of stockpiling more and more weapons to prevent the enemy from attacking Deterrence
Elected leader of the Soviet Union in 1955 Khrushchev
Groups of collectivized farms in China during the economic reform period Communes
Name of a program intended to implement massive reforms in China in a short amount of time Great Leap Forward
Practical-minded Chinese leader who sought to improve relations with the rest of the world Deng Xiaoping
Form of fighting using substitutes instead of going directly to war Proxy Wars
Archbishop from El Salvador who spoke out against poverty and injustice Oscar Romero
Term given to an atmosphere of constant revolutionary fervor Permanent Revolution
Doctrine created to counter Soviet geopolitical growth, especially in Greece & Turkey Truman Doctrine

World War 2 Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Type of bomb built during WORLD WAR II that was more powerful than any built before it. atomic bomb
This battle was the German's last major offensive in World War II. The Allies pushed the Germans back and won. Battle of Bulge
A leader who has complete control over a country's government dictator
A war fought between 1939-1945 between Axis/Allied powers. World War 2
June 6, 1944 - Led by Eisenhower, over a million troops (the largest invasion force in history) stormed the beaches at Normandy and began the process of re-taking France. The turning point of World War II D-Day
GERMANY, ITALY, JAPAN Axis
GREAT BRITAN, FRANCE,UNITED STATES,SOVIET UNION. Allies
Communist dictator of the Soviet Union, Successor to Lenin as head of the USSR; strongly nationalist view of Communism; war with Western Europe and the United States. Joseph Stalin
1933 dictator of Germany, German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945) Adolf Hitler
leader of the Allied forces in Europe during WORLD WAR11 leader of troops in Africa and commander in D-Day invasion-elected president. Dwight Eisenhower
(1893-1976) Leader of the Communist Party in China that overthrew Jiang Jieshi and the Nationalists. Established China as the People's Republic of China and ruled from 1949 until 1976 Mao Zedong
December 7, 1941 - Surprise attack by the Japanese on the main U.S. Pacific Fleet harbored in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii destroyed 18 U.S. ships and 200 aircraft. American losses were 3000, Japanese losses less than 100. In response, the U.S. declared war on Japan and Germany, entering World War II. Pearl Harbour
Backyard gardens; Americans were encouraged to grow their own vegetables to support the war effort Victory Gardens
Backyard gardens; Americans were encouraged to grow their own vegetables to support the war effort Victory Gardens
Japanese forced about 60,000 of americans and philippines to march 100 miles with little food and water, most died or were killed on the way Bataan Death March
a bloody and prolonged operation on the island of Iwo Jima in which American marines landed and defeated Japanese defenders (February and March 1945) Iwo Jima
A noted British statesman who led Britain throughout most of World War II and along with Roosevelt planned many allied campaigns. He predicted an iron curtain that would separate Communist Europe from the rest of the West. Winston Churchill
prison camps used under the rule of Hitler in Nazi Germany. Conditions were inhuman, and prisoners, mostly Jewish people, were generally starved or worked to death, or killed immediately. Concentration camps
A propaganda character designed to increase production of female workers in the factories. It became a rallying symbol for women to do their part. Rosie the Riveter
Ideas spread to influence public opinion for or against a cause. Propaganda

Early Cold War Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

These are the nations under Soviet control and influence, that are typically bordering the USSR. SATELLITENATIONS
The American policy, created by the United States president after WWII to resist the spread of Communism from the Soviet Union. It provided American support for other countries that were threatened by Soviet communism. TRUMANDOCTRINE
A replacement for The League of Nations, this was the organization created to help ensure security and peace in Europe, especially during the Cold War. UNITEDNATIONS
The attempt by the US and Britain to fly over Berlin and drop supplies after the USSR blockades the city. BERLINAIRLIFT
This was the policy created to financially aid Europe in rebuilding everything damaged or destroyed after WWII. Stalin did not like this policy, which led to the Berlin blockade. MARSHALLPLAN
The leader of the USSR, creator of the "Iron Curtain", that had a grudge against the US for supporting free elections (democracy), and using US money to rebuild Europe after WWII. JOSEPHSTALIN
The United States 33rd president, that ordered the famous supply run/drop via aircraft in the city of Berlin. He also made a doctrine to help resist communism in Europe. HARRYTRUMAN
After WWII, this policy was made by the US, utilizing different strategies to prevent the spread of communism from the USSR. CONTAINMENT
This was the treaty made between the Soviet Union and it's 7 satellite nations for protection due to the creation of NATO. WARSAWPACT
This was the treaty created between the main nations of the world (US, Britain, France, etc.) to provide military security and assistance in case of a conflict with the USSR. NATO

Second World War and Cold War Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Admiral who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor YAMAMOTO
Prime Minister of Japan who advocated going to war with U.S. TOJO
Activist who filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government for their policy of interning Japanese Americans KOREMATSU
U.S. general who was fired for publicly calling for an expanded war with China. MACARTHUR
Activist who threatened a "March on Washington" in 1941 if the federal government did not desegregate defense industries and the armed forces. RANDOLPH
Commander of Allied forces during D-Day EISENHOWER
President who died shortly before Germany and Japan surrendered ROOSEVELT
Led the communist revolution in Russia during the First World War LENIN
Soviet leader during the Second World War and early Cold War STALIN
Civil rights activist, singer, and actor who was ostracized by the entertainment industry because of his connections to communism ROBESON
President who offered military aid to any nation threatened by communist insurgency TRUMAN
U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union who helped develop the U.S. policy of "containment" KENNAN
A massive economic aid program to Europe was named after this Secretary of State MARSHALL
Director of the Screen Actor's Guild, he supported and assisted the congressional investigation of communism in the entertainment industry REAGAN
He led a successful guerrilla war against the French in Indochina HO
He proclaimed the creation of the People's Republic of China in 1949 MAO
Leader of nationalist forces in China, his leadership was not highly regarded by some American envoys CHIANG
State department official accused of being a Soviet spy and convicted of perjury HISS
Senator who claimed the State Department and U.S. Army were filled with communist spies and collaborators MCCARTHY
Emperor of Japan during and after the Second World War HIROHITO
In 1948 the Soviets ordered a blockade of supplies and power to the western part of this German capital BERLIN
Name of the program that recruited Mexican laborers to work in the U.S. during and after the war BRACERO
White residents in this city's public housing rioted in response to the arrival of African-Americans working in defense industries DETROIT
"_____________ of democracy" was a term coined by Franklin Roosevelt to describe U.S. military production during WWII ARSENAL
"______________ the Riveter" was a symbol of women working in defense industries during the Second World War ROSIE
nagasaki/ one of the two Japanese cities destroyed by atom bombs.
Acronym of the congressional committee which investigated the alleged influence of communism in government and society HUAC
The U.S. announced it would send aid to this European country in 1947 GREECE

Russian Revolution Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Marxists tried to ignite revolution among this group, who were the growing class of factory and railroad workers, miners, and urban wage earners. Proletariat
Councils of workers and soldiers. Soviet
Communist party officials assigned to the army to teach party principles and ensure party loyalty. Commissar
The Soviet Union developed this type of economy, in which government officials made all basic economic decisions. Command Economy
State owned farms, large farms owned and operated by peasants as a group. Collectives
Wealthy peasants who Stalin sought out to destroy. Kulak
In this form of government, a one-party dictatorship attempts to regulate every aspect of the lives of its citizens. Totalitarian Society
The belief that there is no God, an official state policy regarding religion. Atheism
This was instated to boost socialism by showing Soviet life in a positive light. Socialist Realism
Secret Police. Cheka
This man set up 5 year plans to make Russia into a modern industrial power. Joseph Stalin
This man was the leader of the Russian Bolshevik Party. He promised peace, bread, and land. Vladimir Lenin
The communist Reds
Counterrevolutionaries who remained loyal to the czars. Whites
In this reign of terror, Stalin and his secret police cracked down and killed many. Old Bolsheviks party activist from the early days. Stalin and his secret police did this due to Stalin's obsessive fears that rival party leaders were plotting against him. Great Purge
This was the name of the communist party newspaper. This word also means Truth. Pravda
A group led by Lenin who soon became the dominant political power. Bolsheviks
A man convicted in a seven-minute trial for being accused of drawing anti-Stalin caricature. Nikolai Getman
This represented industrial workers to the Soviet Union. Hammer
This represented agricultural worker to the soviet union. Sickle

Russia / soviet union Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

longest river in Asia ob river
longest river in Europe Volga river
deepest lake lake Baikal
old capital St. petersburg
coldest climate in Russia siberia
between Russia and Alaska Bering sea
the border of Europe and Asia ural Mountains
capital city Moscow
nature reserve kamchatka
a union soviet union
race to space / dominates cold war
leader of the bolshevik revolution Lenin
premier of the soviet union Gorbachev
president putin
government now federal

The Cold War Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a small group of soldiers, often volunteers, who make surprise attacks guerillas
a competition between nations to achieve weapons superiority armsrace
a period of revolutionary upheaval and political persecution in China Cultural Revolution
ideological barrier that divided eastern and western Europe during the Cold War Iron Curtain
policy of Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev Glasnost
operation that moved supplies into West Berlin by American and British planes during Soviet blockades Berlin Airlift
mutual defense pact formed by US, Canada, and the Western Europe nations in 1949 NATO
head and dictator of the Soviet Communists from 1928-1953 Joseph Stalin
communist leader of North Vietnam; use guerilla warfare to fight Ho Chi Minh
belief that if Vietnam fell to the communists, the rest of Asia would fall domino theory
US policy of attempting to restrict Soviet power and influence around the world by preventing the spread of communism Containment
a person who allowed the USSR to build nuclear missile bases in Cuba Fidel Castro
competition of space exploration between the United States and Soviet Union Space Race
military pact for the Soviet Union and their allies Warsaw Pact
Prime Minister of Great Britain that invented the "Iron Curtain" Winston Churchill
meeting between Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt Yalta Conference
international organization founded in 1945 to promote peace, security, and cooperation among nations United Nations
communist insurgents in South Vietnam Viet Cong
system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common Communism
a very extremely powerful and dominant nation Superpower
easing of Cold War tensions and hostility between the east and west 1970s Detente
first major battle of the Cold War fought by communist & non-communist Korean War
a secret political, economic, or military operation sponsored by a gov't and designed to support a foreign policy Covert Action
Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong
US aid plan designed to promote economic recovery to Europe after WWII Marshall Plan
struggle for power that took place between the US and the Soviet Union after WWII Cold War
policy of building a weapon arsenal so deadly that no other nation will dare to attack Deterrence
war between North and South Vietnam Vietnam War
40th President of the US and helped end the Cold War Ronald Reagan

WW2 crossword puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

What was the name of the tank used by the U.S.? Sherman
What was the name of the beach where the most casualties happened during the D-Day invasion? Omaha
Hitler wrote this while imprisoned. Mein Kampf
What was the name of the political party Hitler created? Nazi
Who was the dictator of the soviet union during WW2? Joseph Stalin
What political belief did Stalin want to spread through Europe? Communism
What was the religion targeted by the Nazi party? Jewish
What was the name of Hitler's secret police? Gestapo
This was the name of the German Air Force. Luftwaffe
What was the German name for "lightning war"? Blitzkrieg
What country's troops were rescued at Dunkirk? Britain
where was Hitlers second Blitzkrieg at? London
The Allies attacked the Axis after what country was invaded? Poland
What was Erwin Rommel's nickname? Desert Fox
What was the name of the operation where Germany invaded Russia? Barbarossa
This season turned German forces away from Russia. Winter
What was the name of the massacre where many Chinese people were killed? Nanking
What was the name of the female riveter on U.S. propaganda posters? Rosie
This U.S. aircraft dropped torpedoes into the water to take out japanese ships. Avenger
This battle was a turning point for the U.S. in the Pacififc. Midway
Who led the allies in North Africa? Patton
What was the type of bomb dropped on japan twice? Atom
This light machine gun was usually mounted on U.S. tanks and jeeps. BAR
What was the name of the battle launched by Hitler as a counter attack? Bulge
The big three consisted of Roosevelt,Stalin and who else? Churchill
What was the name of Hitler's favorite battleship? Bismark
Towards the end of the war the The Big Three met where to discuss the future of the Soviet Union. Yalta
Who was the leader of the Nazi party? Hitler
This Japanese occupied island was a key to success in the pacific. Iwo Jima
What was the name of the British Air Force's choice of fighter plane? spitfire
Who was the manufacturer for the the U.S. service pistol,the M1911? Colt
What was the name for Japanese suicide pilots? Kamikaze
Hitler's troops marched through this during the invasion of France. Arc de Triumph
This was the name of the mass genocide of the Jews. Holocaust
Which German deathcamp was known to be the most brutal? Auschwitz
This German death camp was the only camp where all the prisoners escaped. Sobibor
This was the only state that got attacked during WW2. Hawaii
What was the name of the U.S. naval base bombed during WW2? Pearl Harbor
Wher were the trials held for SS officers commited of war crimes? Nuremberg

History of Europe Geography Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Germany had to accept the responsibility of the war, pay debt, give up land, and give up their military. Treaty of Versailles
A labor camp set up by Hitler for Jewish people waiting for execution Concentration Camp
After the stock market crashed, nobody had money. Depression
destruction or slaughter on a mass scale. holocaust
Hatred of Jews anti-semitism
Germany, Italy, and Japan were in this Axis Powers
a person who belongs to, adopts the values of, or imitates the practices of an organization devoted to fascism Fascist
USSR was created by Vladimir Lenin Soviet Union
a Russian communist, revolutionary politician and political theorist Vladimir Lenin
an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a truce Armistice
a World War I alliance of Germany and Austria-Hungary together with Turkey and Bulgaria. Central Powers
everything is equal, the government owns everything communism
included Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, and the US Allied Powers WWI
a part of a city, especially a slum area, occupied by a minority group or groups ghetto
advertisement to support a cause propaganda
divided East and West Berlin Berlin Wall
when the Berlin Wall came down and they had to rejoin together the country German Reunification
the area ruled by communism of central and eastern Europe Communist Bloc
between Russian and the US; between democracy and communism Cold War
the line that separated communism and the Soviet Union Iron Curtain
the political principles of the National Socialist German Workers' Party Nazism
included Great Britain, France, Soviet Union, and the US Allied Powers WWII
started the Nazi party; dictator of Germany Aldolf Hitler