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Marshall Plan
European Recovery Act; provided billions of dollars to help Europe rebuild after WWII
Sputnik
Russian man-made satellite
Detente
relaxation of tension btwn US & USSR in 1970's.
Warsaw Pact
Military alliance btwn Soviet Union and communist countries in eastern Europe
Containment
US foreign policy to stop the spread of communism
INF
Historic arms control treaty (1987) to eliminate some intermediate-range nuclear missiles.
NATO
Major military alliance of the free world
Kazakhstan
independent muslim country in central asia t hat used to be part of the USSR
1. established polocies of glasnost and perestroika
2. Ordered Soviet troops withdrawn from Afghanistan and refused to send Soviet Troops to prevent the collapse of communism in eastern europe
Mikhail Gorbachev
This writer was elected president of Czechoslovakia as a result of the "velvet revolution"
Vaclav Havel
1. led de-stalinization effort, first soviet leader to visit US.
2. led soviet union to the brink of world war with cuban missile crisis
Nikita Khrushchev
Chancellor who led effort to reunify West and East Germany
Helmut Kohl
Current leader of Russia who was attempted to roll back democratic reform in order to combat terrorism
Vladimir Putin
1. ordered soviet occupation of eastern europe at end of WWII
2. ordered blockade of west brelin in order to test american resolve to contain communism.
Joseph Stalin
first democratically elected president of russia who led opposition against the failed communist coup of 1991
Boris Yeltsin
Led the freedom movement and became the first president of poloand after collapse of communism
Lech Walesa
Marshall Plan
European Recovery Act; provided billions of dollars to help Europe rebuild after WWII
Sputnik
Russian man-made satellite
Detente
relaxation of tension btwn US & USSR in 1970's.
Warsaw Pact
Military alliance btwn Soviet Union and communist countries in eastern Europe
Containment
US foreign policy to stop the spread of communism
INF
Historic arms control treaty (1987) to eliminate some intermediate-range nuclear missiles.
NATO
Major military alliance of the free world
Kazakhstan
independent muslim country in central asia t hat used to be part of the USSR
1. established polocies of glasnost and perestroika
2. Ordered Soviet troops withdrawn from Afghanistan and refused to send Soviet Troops to prevent the collapse of communism in eastern europe
Mikhail Gorbachev
This writer was elected president of Czechoslovakia as a result of the "velvet revolution"
Vaclav Havel
1. led de-stalinization effort, first soviet leader to visit US.
2. led soviet union to the brink of world war with cuban missile crisis
Nikita Khrushchev
Chancellor who led effort to reunify West and East Germany
Helmut Kohl
Current leader of Russia who was attempted to roll back democratic reform in order to combat terrorism
Vladimir Putin
1. ordered soviet occupation of eastern europe at end of WWII
2. ordered blockade of west brelin in order to test american resolve to contain communism.
Joseph Stalin
first democratically elected president of russia who led opposition against the failed communist coup of 1991
Boris Yeltsin