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Fidel Castro

He rose to power with the help of the US, but later created communism in Cuba.

Perestroika

Gorby's economic reorganization, which gave people incentives to work harder

The US used the sinking of a US ship near Vietnam as an excuse

Gulf of Tonkin Incident

Marshall Plan

US loans/aid to countries devastated by ww2, USSR opposed.

Molotov Plan

Competing loan/ and plan from USSR

Bandung

Conference in Indonesia that


attempted to create a 3rd force of nonaligned

Containment

The idea that the "Domino" theory of spreading communism in former democratic needed to be stopped

Demilitarization Zone

Border between Korea.

Depositees

city dwellers transported to collective farms, lowest class in Cambodia.

Prague Spring

August 5th 1968 Czech attempts to relax communist policies by allowing free speech.

Dubcek

President that lead this movement in Czech.

Khmer Rouge

Cambodian group that believed western people were a poison to communism

Chams

Testers for torture in Cambodia.

SALT

Conference 5 year agreement was created by the US and the USSR that limited weapons

Autonomous Areas

Regions inside Chinas Border

Truman Doctrine

Policy stated that the US would support countries that rejected communism.

Glasnost

People should have the right to criticize the gov't "openness"

Vietcong (VC)

Ho chi Minh created these communist forces to fight Diem.

Great Leap Forward

Mao's failed attempt to accelerate communization of China w/ rapid change.

Self-Immolation

Peaceful protest, Buddhist monk lit himself on fire.

Destalinization

attempted to destroy Stalins legacy.

Nikita Krushnev

letter of USSR after Stalin.

Sandinistas

Communist group from Nicaragua.