Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|During what Cold War conflict of the 1950's did American troops under United Nations direction face Chinese military units?||The Cold War
|The United States' policy of resisting Communism during the Cold War was named after what American President?||The Cold War
|The planned placement of missiles in what pro-Soviet country caused a crisis during 1962?||The Cold War
|What Cold War era Soviet leader disagreed with Kennedy over the future of Berlin?||The Cold War
Intercontinental Ballistic Missile.
|What communist bloc alliance faced off against NATO during much of the Cold War?||The Cold War
|What United States Secretary of State outlined a plan for rebuilding Europe?||The Cold War
|The blockade of what European city in 1948 caused an emergency airlift of supplies?||The Cold War
|Who coined the term 'Cold War' to describe the differences between Communist East and Democratic West?||The Cold War
Herbert B. Swope. As far as can be established the expression 'cold war' was coined by Herbert B. Swope and popularized by Bernard Baruch.
a war of threats and fear.
December 25, 1991. Many people regard this date as the end of the Cold War. However, the Cold War had lost most of its intensity about 2-3 years earlier.
|What was the name of the all-out attack on South Vietnam cities by communist forces during the start of the Vietnamese New Year celebration?||Cold War under a Microscope
The Tet Offensive. The Tet Offensive of 1968 increased the popularity and the appeal of the anti-war movement in the United States. The US government reported shortly before the Tet Offensive that the US forces were winning in the Vietnam War, but the surprise attack dashed all those reports, especially when the communist forces were able to attack the US Embassy in Saigon.
Greece and Turkey. The Truman Doctrine stated that the United States would help any free nation resist Communist aggression. US Congress granted Truman's request to give $400 million to Greece and Turkey, which were fighting against Communist rebellions. Greece and Turkey eventually defeated the Communist forces.
Berlin. The Berlin Blockade of June 1948-May 1949 marked a sudden and dramtic intensification of the Cold War. Later, of course, the East Germans 'completed' the Iron Curtain with the construction of the Berlin Wall and 1961; and the 'Fall of the Wall' in November 1989 was one of the most obvious and visible steps in the collapse of Communism in Europe.
openness and economic restructuring. Glasnost and perestroika were two of Gorbachev's most important policies intended to reform and make communism work in the Soviet Union. However, the plans backfired and eventually led to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
China and Albania. China did not attend because it did not like several policies of the Soviet Union, such as the easing of tensions between the West and the Soviet Union. Albania did not attend either because it supported China in its attacks against the policies of the Soviet Union.
Nixon and Brezhnev. The Strategic Arms Limitation Talks I, also known as SALT I Treaty called for a limit to the production of nuclear weapons in the United States and the Soviet Union.
Lech Walesa. The Solidarity Movement was a Polish labor union led by Lech Walesa and began in a shipyard in Gdansk, Poland. In the late 1980s Solidarity won control of the Polish government over the Communists, thus ending the decades long hold of the Communist party in Poland.
|In what year did the United States and the People's Republic of China establish formal diplomatic relations?||Cold War under a Microscope
1979. With the establishment of diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China, the United States government ended all ties with Taiwan, Republic of China.
August 29, 1949. August 29, 1949, marked the beginning of the nuclear arms race. Until this date, the United States was the only country to have nuclear weapons.
"38th Parallel". The oringinal line (from 1945-50) was the 38th parallel. The line was redrawn at the end of the Korean War and became quite ragged but the old name, though not strictly accurate, is still widely used.
|Which Hungarian Prime Minister demanded that Hungary leave the Warsaw Pact and become a neutral nation, thus leading to the suppression of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising?||Cold War under a Microscope
Imre Nagy. The 1956 Hungarian Uprising was crushed by Soviet forces, killing hundreds of Hungarians. Imre Nagy was executed afterwards.
Missouri. Winston Churchill made the Iron Curtain speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, and he was introduced to the audience by Harry Truman.
Cuban exiles. The CIA-supported Bay of Pigs invasion occurred in April 1961 and was successfully repelled by Fidel Castro.
|Some months after Stalin's death in 1953, Malenkov emerged as the Soviet "supremo". In which order did his successors follow him?||Cold War under a Microscope
Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Andropov, Chernenko and Gorbachev.
Leonid Brezhnev. Because of the 1968 Prague Spring (i.e. the democratic reforms in Czechoslovakia), the leadership of the Soviet Union formulated the "Brezhnev Doctrine", which stated that Socialist (that is Eastern Bloc) countries enjoyed only limited sovereignty. (It is sometimes said that Brezhnev personally wasn't in favour of this doctrine named after him).
|What resolution passed by the US Congress gave US President Lyndon Johnson the power to 'take all necessary steps, including the use of armed force,' in order to defend South Vietnam against Communist forces?||Cold War under a Microscope
The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. It is widely rumored that, in the Gulf of Tonkin incident, North Vietnamese boats did not actually attack US ships passing by. Instead, it could have been other US ships that mistook the others as being part of the enemy fleet.
|What was the name of the first NASA program with manned space launches?||Cold War Fun
Mercury. The Mercury program was so named in reference to the messenger god, the god of speed, because of the United State's 'race' to beat the Russians in space.
|What Cold War comedy movie involved two Americans landing in Afghanistan and posing as physicians to escape punishment?||Cold War Fun
Spies Like Us. Starring Dan Akroyd and Chevy Chase. 'Doctor, doctor, doctor'.
|What year did the Soviets succesfully test their own atom bomb?||Cold War Fun
1949. The aid of ex-Nazi scientists helped expedite the success of a Soviet A-bomb.