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51 Cards in this Set

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What is MOST true about the Tet Offensive?
The Tet Offensive was a victory for the Americans, but the US media portrayed it as a loss.
The African National Congress was influential in ____.

South Africa

The Ho Chi Minh Trial was a North Vietnamese supply trail that ran through ____.


General ____ said "There is no substitute for victory".
In 1991, most of the former Soviet republics banded together to form the _____.
Commonwealth of Independent States
East and West Germany were officially reunited on October 3, ____.
President Reagan and ____ signed the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty in 1987.
Mikhail Gorbachev
In April 1986, a nuclear reactor accident at ____ killed 23 people.
____ was the dictator of Communist North Vietnam after Vietnam was divided.
Ho Chi Minh
_____ was the leader of Ethiopia overthrown by Communists.
Haile Selassie I
The Shah of ____ was ousted by rebels in 1979.
What country invaded the Falkland Islands in 1982?
What island did Fidel Castro attempt to use as a military base to invade the South American mainland?
A passenger airliner from ____, KAL 007, was shot down in Soviet airspace in 1983.
South Korea
What statement BEST describes the Reagan Doctrine?
It was a policy of attacking Communism before it could attack and enslave a country.
What was the MAJOR cause of the Communist victory in the Vietnam War?
The policy of limited warfare prevented the Americans from using all of their resources to win.

What country brutally crushed a demonstration for freedom at Tiananmen Square?
What BEST explains why the nations of Eastern Europe were freed?
The Soviet Union saw the freeing of these nations as the means to get aid from the West.
Communist leader of Chile
Salvador Allende
established the PLO
Yassir Arafat
"Father of the Hydrogen Bomb"
Edward Teller
president of the Russian Republic
Boris Yeltsin
West German leader
Konrad Adenauer
president of Argentina
Juan Perón
Communist leader who loosened Soviet control of Eastern Europe
Mikhail Gorbachev
president Nixon's assistant for national security affairs
Henry Kissinger
met with Menachem Begin at Camp David
Anwar el Sadat
succeeded Khrushchev as leader of the Soviet Union
Leonid Brezhnev
Who was the first president of Israel?
Chaim Weizmann
What was the Republic of the Congo renamed in 1971?
Who was the first woman to become prime minister of Great Britain?
Margaret Thatcher
What provided the legal justification for US military involvement in the Vietnam conflict?
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
What was the first African nation south of the Sahara to gain independence?
Who was the dictator of Yugoslavia that branded his own form of Communism?
Marshal Tito
What general replaced MacArthur as commander of the Allied forces in Korea?
Matthew B. Ridgeway
What did Mao Tse-tung launch in China to purge China of "counter-revolutionists" and foreign influences?
Cultural Revolution
Who was the leader of the Free French government during WWII?
Charles de Gaulle
What is another name for the European Recovery Program?
Marshall Plan
Who became the leader of the Soviet Union after Stalin's death?
Nikita Khrushchev
Name three major organizations of the United Nations.
General Assembly,

Security Council,


movement of Polish nationalists
included agreement by Israel to withdraw from the Sinai Peninsula
Camp David Accords
Italian Communist terrorist group
Red Brigades
military alliance of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
Warsaw Pact
limited the production of nuclear arms
policy of racial segregation
"reducing tension"
Communist revolutionaries of Nicaragua


Discuss the outcome of the Chinese civil war, including the roles of Japan, the Soviet Union, and the United States in your explanation. Include events before, during, and immediately after WWII.

Under the leadership of Mao Tse-tung the Communist forcesfought against Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist government several years before China got invaded by Japan. When Japan invaded China the Nationalists and the Communists formed an alliance against them, but the Nationalists fought the most. The civil war resumed after WWII. The Soviet Union provided weapons and Manchuria to Mao's troops that prepared them for the fight. The United States aided the Nationalists before and during WWII, but after WWII American journalists began to support Mao and the United States attempted to negotiate peace with both of them. Chiang Kai-shek refused to form a coalition government, so the US stopped aiding the Nationalist forces making them unable to withstand the Communists.This forced them to retreat to Taiwan and the mainland China became a Communist nation.