Cold War Vocabulary Crossword

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Category: Reference

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

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Cold War Crossword Puzzle

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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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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

Cold War Cross Word - Eddie Jiang

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Created to stop the spread of communisum Truman Doctrine
A defense strategy made by John F. Kennedy in 1961 Flexible Response
Something the Soviets made to keep the allies out of Berlin Berlin Blockade
U.S. giving money to West Europe to rebuild there economy Marshall Plan
What the us tried to do the the spread of communism Containment
Dangerous policy that will go to the limits of saftey before stopping Brinkmanship
A event that will happen in one country will happen in a different contry Domino Theory
Compition between US and Soveits for superiority and arms Arms Race
Boundry dividing the rest of Europe and the Soviets and its satellite states Iron Curtain
Easing of hostlitys Détente
Communist states that were influensed by the Soviet Union Satellite Nations
Military Stategy using nuclear weapons Mutually Assured Destruction
33rd US President Harry Truman
Leader of the Soviet Union during the Cold War Joseph Stalin
A city at the border of Berlin Potsdam
A nuclear weapon Atomic Bomb
A fight of ideology between the US and Soveit Union Cold War
Great Britian and US used planes to give the people of berlion food and supplies Berlion Airlift
One of the countrys in East Asia China
An Asian country that has been divided into a North and South Korea

Vietnam and Korean War Crossword

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A type of government where the government controls business and laws Communism
A free market where business owners control the economy Capitalism
Not technically a war: tension between the United States and the Soviet Union Cold War
A type of government where people vote for representatives to make laws Democracy
An invisible divide between countries that supported communism and countries that supported democracy Iron Curtain
Where the United States airplanes delivered supplies to West Berlin every day for 321 days Berlin Airlift
A conflict between North Korea and South Korea that ended in a stalemate Korean War
An organization formed to help prevent the spread of communism among free nations NATO
A United States senator that spread the scare of communism in the US Joseph McCarthy
Soviet Union leader after Joseph Stalin Nikita Khrushchev
Contest between the United States and the Soviet Union to build and store weapons in case of a war breaking out Arms Race
When the US discovered the Soviet Union was building missile launching pads in Cuba and President Kennedy blocked any Soviet Union ships from geting into Cuba Cuban Missile Crisis
Conflict between the North and South Vietnamese: the United States got involved to help the South Vietnamese prevent spreading Communism Vietnam War
British Prime minister Winston Churchill
Attack against a person or country Aggression
Agreement to stop fighting Cease-fire
An informal organization formed after WWII to promote international peace, security, and cooperation United Nations
Base location for the UN New York
What the Korean war was considered Police Action
Which side of Germany built the Berlin wall East Germany

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

Cold War Cross Word

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Final War time conference between big three Postdam
Soviet military alliance Warsaw Pact
Non-Communist military alliance NATO
US policy to support free nations Truman Doctrine
Soviet leader responsible for putting missiles in Cuba Nikita Khruschev
American/Soviet Tension from 1947-1991 Cold War
Us plan to aid European nations to help them rebuild after WWII Marshall Plan
Taking measures to prevent communist expansion Containment
JFK setup a blockade of Cuba Cuban Missile Crisis
Attemt to overthrow Fidel Castro Bay of Pigs
Conflict started after Northern forces swept acros the 38th parallel Korean War
Guerilla warfare was used by the communist forces in this conflict Vietnam War
First satellite to go to orbit earth Sputnik
American space program NASA
Imaginary line that seperated communist countries Iron Curtain
Concrete Wall that Seperated East & West Berlin Berlin Wall
US & British planes flew food and supplies into West Berlin Berlin Airlift
An international organization formed after WWII United Nations
Democratic superpower United States
Communist superpower Soviet Union
Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro
Idea that if one country falls to communism, others nearby will fall too Domino Theory
Soviet policy of openess Glastnost
Soviet term meaning economic restucturing Perestroika
A country that is dominated politically & economically by another Satellite Nations

The Cold War Crossword

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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

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

Second World War and Cold War Crossword

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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

Cold War Crossword

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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