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24 Cards in this Set

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Joseph McCarthy

He was a US Senator that believed communism had infiltrated the US. He became America's most aggressive and prominent communist hunter, gaining popular support in the US. His over-aggression eventually led to his demise.

Achmed Sukarno

The leader of the Indonesian nationalist movement.

Jawaharlal Nehru

He was a prominent figure of the Hindu negotiations during the partition of India. He also won India's first election as a part of the congress party, setting up the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty.

Ho Chi Minh

He was the leader of the Viet Minh, Vietnam's most important nationalist organization.

Ernesto "Che" Guevara

He was an internationalist and supported Fidel Castro in the Cuban Revolution.

Juan Peron

He was the leader of Argentina after WWII and pursued a populist policy under the wing of his self-named policy "Peronism".

David Ben-Gurion

He was the leader of the Zionist cause in Palestine after WWII

Gamal Abdel Nasser

He was the leader of Egypt after WWII and emerged as a global hero after he successfully maintained control of the Suez Canal after nationalizing it.

Leopold Senghor

He was the leader of the Senegalese nationalist movement.

Kwame Nkrumah

He emerged as the leader of the Ghanaian nationalist movement after a nationalist protest was fired upon by British soldiers.

Charles DeGaulle

He took over as the leader of France to stop the French army from executing a coup d'etat on the French government. In power, he greatly increased presidential power by establishing the 5th Republic.

Indira Gandhi

She served as prime minister of India after Jawaharlal Nehru, serving as the second installment in the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that dominated Indian politics for decades.

Thurgood Marshall

He served as a civil rights lawyer for the NAACP

Anwar Sadat

He was the 3rd president of Egypt, and led the Yom Kippur war to regain the Sinai Peninsula. He played a role in the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty.

Yasser Arafat

He was the leader of the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization) and negotiated with Israel for peace.

Ayatollah Khomeini

He was an avowed Islamist, and was a prominent figure in the Iranian Revolution despite being exiled in France. After the Iranian Hostage Crisis discredited the pro-western reformers, he emerged as leader of Iran.

Henry Kissinger

He invented shuttle diplomacy, and used it to expedite peace between Egypt and Israel during the Yom Kippur war. Furthermore, he and Richard Nixon tried to improve US relations with China and the Soviet Union, exploiting the Sino-Soviet Split.

Betty Friedan

She was a prominent figure in the rise of 2nd wave feminism in the US. By writing her book "The Feminine Mystique", she spoke what many women had been thinking.

Lech Walesa

He was the leader of the solidarity movement in Poland, and emerged as the political leader of Poland after the Velvet Revolution established a new government in Poland by winning its first election.

Paul Robeson

He was an extremely talented African American man. After practicing law, he pursued an acting career, becoming quite famous. He hated the racist indignities he was subjected to, and was an activist. After visiting the Soviet Union and proclaiming support for communism, his passport was revoked.

Heinrich Himmler

He was the leader of the S.S., the organization that was put in charge of the extermination of the unacceptables after the Wannsee Conferene.

George Marshall

He orchestrated the Marshall Plan, a plan of economic recovery to Western Europe after WWII

Augusto Pinochet

He was the military leader of Chile that replaced Allende (after he was violently overthrown and killed). He represented the "new breed of cat", as he was a long term ruler. He was brutal, repressive, and anti-communist.

Boris Yeltsin

He was the main rival of Gorbachev in the Soviet Union. His policy reflected strong support for both democracy and capitalism, and he appealed to the nationalism of the Russians for support.