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Joseph Stalin
Leader of Soviet Union until 1953
Joseph Stalin
Brought Soviet Union into WWII and the Cold War
Joseph Stalin
Led many purges in his own country, killing millions
Wendell Wilkie
1940 Republican Nominee to Presidency, he was a politically inexperienced businessman
Wendell Wilkie
Wrote the book "One World" aruging US should abadon all military alliances and settle disputes diplomatically
Harry Truman
Vice President to FDR in his last administation and took over upon FDR's death in 1944
Harry Truman
He was re-elected as president in 1948 and defeated Thomas E. Dewey
Harry Truman
His doctrine ephasized containment from futher Soviet aggression
Harry Truman
He decided to use the Atomic bomb aginst Japan in 1945
Mao Ze Dong
Leader of Communist forces is china vs. Chiang Kai-shek
Thomas Dewey
Republican Governer of New York, nominee for presidency in 1948
Douglas Macarthur
American General during WWII
Douglas Macarthur
Allied supreme comander in the Korean war.
Douglas Macarthur
Argued for all out war against Korea and suggested bombing China and posible use of nuclear arms.
Douglas Macarthur
Fired by Truman in April 1951 after publicly critizing Truman's war policy
Joseph McCarthy
Radical republican known for claims of 200+ communists in the state departmentf
Joseph McCarthy
Had enormous political clout in Washington and he was supported by most of the nation on his claims
Joseph McCarthy
When his radical claims are examined and no evidence is found he looses support and eventually dies in 1957
Dwight D. Eisenhower
President after Truman 1952
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Ran against Stevenson in 1952 on the Republican ticket.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
He promised to not attack New Deal but focus on foregin policy.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
This President deals with many problems in Iran and Guatemala
Scott Mcleod
Appointed by Eisenhower to be special prosecutor to find security risks in state department.
Scott Mcleod
Because of this persons invesigations 200 people are fired and most democrats are replaced by republicans
Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese nationalist who tries to aruge his case after WWI for new vietnamese state
Ho Chi Minh
He starts the Indo-Chinese communist party
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
JFK
WWII hero
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
JFK
Runs against Nixon for presidency in 1960
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
JFK
He is the president during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Bay of Pigs invasion, and the begining operations in Vietnam
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
JFK
He is assinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas December of 1963
Richard Nixon
President after LBJ
Richard Nixon
Wanted to end the Cold War
Richard Nixon
To deal with China and Russia he planned Detente
Richard Nixon
He had the firts admistration that reconized Commie china as a country.
Richard Nixon
Involved in Watergate scandal but resigns before he can be impeached
Lyndon B. Johnson
LBJ
Pushed into the presidency after the assination of JFK
Lyndon B. Johnson
LBJ
He made major historic moments during his presidency including: Vietnam, Space Race, Man on the Moon, Great Society, and Civil rights movements
Rosa Parks
Black civil rigths activist woman who was asked to "move to the back of the bus"
Gerald Ford
President after Nixon resigns.
Gerald Ford
Pardons Nixon from many illgal activities he may have been involved in.
Gerald Ford
Many people believe Jimmy Carter should have one election against this person
George Marshall
Secretary of State under Eisenhower
Millard Tydings
Conservative democrat and WWI veteran who served over 21 terms in the senate
Millard Tydings
He won the democratic nomination but looses partly because of McCarthy
Nikita Kruschev
He was the new leader of the Soviet Union following the death of Josef Stalin