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  • 1. What do communist nations believe in? 1
  • 2. What is the fundamental difference between communism and capitalism? 2
  • 3. The origins of the Cold War lay in the disagreement between the U.S. and the S.U. over postwar arrangements in what area of the world? 3
  • 4. “From Stettin in the Baltic or Trieste in the Adriatic, a has descended across the continent. What does this „iron curtain‟ symbolize? 4
  • 5. The containment policy adopted by the Truman administration assumed that the Soviet Union‟s foreign policy was based on what? 5
  • 6. This provided economic aid to rebuild war-torn Europe. 6
  • 7. What was the Truman Doctrine? Name the first 2 countries involved with this… 7
  • 8. What was NATO? What was the Soviet response? 8
  • 9. Truman was blamed by some Americans for “losing” what country to communism? 9
  • 10. Describe the effects of the fall of China to communism on Americans. 10
  • 11. Why is the Rosenberg case during the Red Scare significant? 11
  • 12. The Berlin Airlift was in response to what event? 12
  • 13. Korea was divided along what parallel? 13
  • 14. What event marked the start of the Korean War in June 1950? 14
  • 15. Senator Joe McCarthy‟s downfall came when he accused people of what organization of being communist? 15
  • 16. What is the difference between democracy and totalitarianism? 16
  • 17. Define McCarthyism. 17
  • 18. In 1949, the Soviet Union exploded the , which prompted the United States to begin the development of the ? 18
  • 19. Summarize the Arms Race. 19
  • 20. Define Brinkmanship. 20
  • 21. Who was Nikita Khruschev? 21
  • 22. What were the effects of the launching of Sputnik on American citizens? 22
  • 23. Describe the U-2 incident. 23
  • 24. What issue of military strategy led to a disagreement between general Douglas MacArthur and President Truman, eventually costing MacArthur his job? 24
  • 25. What goals did the United States achieve by fighting in Korea? What goals did it fail to achieve? 25
  • 26. What actions of Joseph McCarthy worsened the national hysteria about communism? 26
  • 27. Why was the CIA an important part of Eisenhower‟s adminstration? 27
  • 28. At the beginning of the Cold War, who was the leader of the U.S.S.R.? 28
  • 29. What is ironic about the conclusion of the Korean War? 29
  • 30. What group is responsible for investigating communism in the movie industry? 30
  • 31. Who were the Hollywood 10? 31
  • 32. What does Blacklisting mean? 32
  • 33. At the end of World War II, plans were made to form what international peacekeeping organization? 33
  • 34. At the end of WWII, what was the relationship with the U.S. and U.S.S.R., and the rest of the world? 34
  • 35. Following WWII, why was Europe considered a “breading ground” for communism? 35
  • 36. Summarize President Kennedy‟s action in the Cuban Missile Crisis 36
  • 37. What was President Kennedy‟s goal in the Bay of Pigs invasion? 37
  • 38. Name Game - Who was George Kennan? - Who was John Foster Dulles? - Who was Joseph McCarty? 38