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A theory that if one nation comes under Communist control, then neighboring nations will also come under Communist control. DOMINO THEORY
the "boundary" that divided Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe from Western European nations not under Soviet domination. Iron Curtain
European Recovery Program, project instituted at the Paris Economic Conference (July, 1947) to foster economic recovery in certain European countries after World War II. Marshall Plan
Military alliance between the Soviet Union and nations of Eastern Europe, formed in 1955. Warsaw Pact
The purpose of the this document was to aid countries that were the targets of Communist expansionism TRUMANDOCTRINE
He is known for launching the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe, for leading the Cold War against Soviet president Truman
Was NOT involved in the Korean War Japan
After World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union arose as superpowers
the Soviet Union launched the first man-made earth satellite SPUTNIK
A parallel of latitude that in East Asia roughly demarcates North and South Korea. 38th Parallel

Cold War Crossword Puzzle

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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 Crossword Puzzle

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Crossword
Description

The time period following WW2, during which Capitalist and Communist nations struggled for world domination over one another. Cold War
Policy of limiting the expansion or influence of a hostile power. Containment
Country that is dominated politically and economically by a more powerful country. Satellite Nation
Declaration that the U.S. would oppose the spread of Communism. Truman Doctrine
Plan proposed by the U.S. to provide economic assistance to European nations' recovery efforts after WW2. Marshall Plan
Delivery of supplies to the people of Western Berlin by Allied forces cargo planes. Berlin Airlift
Barrier dividing Capitalist Western Germany and Communist Eastern Germany. Berlin Wall
A formal military alliance to guard against a Soviet attack, upon any of its member nations. NATO
The alliance between the Soviet Union and satellite nations of Eastern. Warsaw Pact
An international governing body consisting of an assembly and a council of representatives from every nation ,whose collective goals are to maintain peace, settle international disputes, improving education, defending against hunger and disease. United Nations
Latitude dividing Korea, after WW2, discerning Communist rule to the North and non-Communists rule to the South. 38th Paralell
A failed attempt by the U.S. and C.I.A. trained Cuban exiles, to infiltrate on Castro's Communist influence on Latin America. Bay of Pigs Invasion
13 Day long stand off between the Soviet Union and The U.S., during which a blockade was imposed on Cuba, to prevent Soviet ships bringing missiles capable of attacking mainland America. Cuban Missile Crisis
Idea that if one country fell to communism, neighboring countries would follow. Domino Theory
Fighter who works as part of a small band to make hit-and-run attacks. Guerilla
Type of rule in which the military is in charge and the citizens rights are suspended. Martial Law
Country with the military, political, and economic strength to influence events worldwide. Superpower
Southern Vietnamese, communist, guerrilla terrorists organized to appose Diem's, U.S. supported government. Vietcong
An easing of tensions with Communist Powers. Detante

Postwar and 1950's crossword

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Counter Soviet American Foreign Policy Truman Doctrine
defense strategy JFK implemented Flexible Response
first major international crises – Cold War Berlin Blockade
American initiative to aid Western Europe Marshall Plan
Response to a series of moves the by the Soviet Union to enlarge its communist influence Containment
to pursue a dangerous policy Brinkmanship
theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries Domino Theory
a competition between nations for superiority in the development and accumulation of weapons Arms Race
the name for the boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas from the end of World War II in 1945 until the end of the Cold War in 1991 Iron Curtain
the easing of hostility or strained relations Détente
nations under the influence and pressure of the Soviet Union Satellite Nations
a doctrine of military strategy and in national security policy which a full-scale use of nuclear weapons by two or more opposing sides would cause the complete annihilation of both the attacker and the defender Mutually Assured Destruction
33rd president Harry Truman
Famous Soviet Leader until 1953 Joseph Stalin
the _______ conference Potsdam
cause of nuclear explosions Atomic Bomb
War after WWII Cold War
Supply drop in west Berlin Berlin Airlift
General during Korean war Douglas MacArthur
34th president Dwight D. Eisenhower
Central Intelligence Agency CIA
Different name Sinai War Suez Crisis
First secretary of the Soviet Union Communist party Nikita K

The Cold War Crossword

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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

Cold War Vocabulary Crossword

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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

US history chapter 26 Crossword

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Working class men and women Proletariat
This kind of government rules by terror totalitarian
The American foreign policy created to counter soviet geopolitical spread during the Cold War Truman Doctrine
American statesman and soldier. Chief of staff of the US Army under Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman George Marshall
Plan for the nations of Europe to draw up a program for economic recovery from war Marshall Plan
Moving supplies into West Berlin by plane Berlin Aircraft
Acronym for North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO
Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of Peoples Republic of China Mao Zedong
National Security Council's American policy in a document called ________ NSC-68
Countries controlled politically and economically by the Soviet Union in Eastern Europe Satellite Nations
The latitude line that runs through Korea at 38 degrees N 38th parallel
The mainland of Southeast Asia, previously known as _________ Indochina
The leader of the Indochina Communist party Ho Chi Minh
Name of the theory that if one country would go to communism, other countries would soon follow domino theory
Latitude line that runs through Asia at 17 degrees N 17th parallel
Revolutionary leader who overthrew a long-standing dictatorial regime in Cuba Fidel Castro
High ranking State Department official before he left government service Alger Hiss
Husband and wife who held radical views, accused of passing atomic secrets to the Soviets during war. Julius and Ethal
Republican Senator from Wisconsin who took the anticommunist crusade even further. Joseph McCarthy

The Cold War Crossword

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Description

Threatening until you get your way Brinksmanship
Man who took over after Stalin died Khrushchev
Formed own military pact, linked Soviet Union with 7 other European countries Warsaw
Population explosion Baby boom
Forming alliances if needed Collective security
Julius and Ethel Rosenburg were charged with Espionage
Nations compete to amass weapontry Arms race
Conflict between North adn South Korea Korean War
List of people whom condemned for having communist background Black List
Winston Churchill warned the world this had descended across Europe Iron Curtain
Trumans idea to fincially aid Greece and Turkey Truman Doctrine
Name of countries dominated by Soviet Union Satelite Nations
Name of measure taken to prevent extension of communist rule to other countries Containment
This aid gave 16 European countries hope Marshall Plan
An attempt to break blockade and fly food and supplies into West Berlin Berlin Airlift
Suicide attacks Kamikaze
The first Earth-orbiting artificial satellite Sputnik
Gathering intelligence on other nations CIA
The easing of hostility between countries Detente
A period of fear of communists Red Scare
No progress can be made and no advancement is possible Stalemate
The 1950's is know as the decade of what? Conformity
What type of bomb was being made during Manhattan Project? Atomic
Announcement of Japans Surrender V-J Day
Largest naval battle in history was battle of? Leyte
Executive Order 9981 Truman intergrated what? Armed Forces
The crisis that erupted after Egypt’s nationalization of the British-controlled Suez Canal Suez Crisis
United States and the Soviet Union agreed to limit the number of nuclear weapons they made SALT
Leader of Soviet Union Stalin
Commander of US pacific forces MacArthur

Cold War Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Airplane rescue missions. Airlifts
A large scale weapons race between two or more countries. Arms Race
Organization between two extremes. Bipolar
List of outcasts or people considered traitors. Blacklist
A war of ideals between the US and the Soviet Union. Cold War
An economic system were in which, everybody shares money. Communism
To contain something. Containment
Region that has no military stand offs or patrol. Demilitarized Zone
People's government. Democracy
If Asia falls to communism, communists will win the Cold War. Domino Theory
Political and military barrier in Europe. Iron Cutain
Wars backed by superpowers. Proxy Wars
Setting apart African Americans. Segregation
Socialist Russia. Soviet Union
A European repair program. Marshall Plan

Cold War Crossword Puzzle

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Description

Prime Minister of Great Britain Winston Churchill
Term introduced by Churchill to describe the line that divided Europe iron curtain
Western Europe was ruled by democracy while Eastern Europe was under ___ control. communist
Berlin was part of ___ Germany East
Who occupied East Germany? Soviet Union
Chirchill's speech was viewed as instigating a conflict with the ____. Soviets
Stalin, Churchill and Truman met here to plan post-war Europe Yalta
The era of confrontation between the United State and the Soviet Union that lasted from 1946 to1990 Cold War
President of the United States at the end of WWII. Truman
Leader of the Soviet Union at the end of WWII Stalin

Cold war vocab Crossword

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Description

It started in 1945 and end in 1990 The cold war
system of world order in which the majority of global economic, military and cultural influence is held between two states.system of world order in which the majority of global economic, military and cultural influence is held between two states. Bipolar
a United States policy using numerous strategies to prevent the spread of communism abroad. containment
a competition for supremacy in nuclear warfare between the United States, the Soviet Union, Arms race
is an area in which treaties or agreements between nations, military powers or contending groups forbid military installations, activities or personnel. demilitarized zone
he term symbolized efforts by the Soviet Union to block itself and its satellite states from open contact with the West and non-Soviet-controlled areas. iron curtain
A military operation in the late 1940s that brought food and other needed goods into West Berlin by air after the government of East Germany, which at that time surrounded West Berlin ( see Berlin wall ), had cut off its supply routes. airlift
chicken fight proxy war
Investigations into Communist activities in America resulted in the expulsion of Communists from trade unions and of Communist-dominated unions from national labor organizations. blacklist
The idea that if one key nation in a region fell to control of communists, others would follow like toppling dominoes. domino theory
A program by which the United States gave large amounts of economic aid to European countries to help them rebuild after the devastation of World War II. marshall plan