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How many joined the blue eagle scheme? NRA
over 2 million
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What did the NRA do?
Fixed wages and production levels. Outlawed child labour. Improved working conditions.
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How much was spent on the PWA?
over $3 billion
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What did the PWA do?
build schools, dams, bridges and airports.
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How many banks did the EBA reopen?
5000
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What dam was used for hydro electricity by the TVA?
The Fontana Dam
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How many people were helped by the CCC?
2.5 million
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What did the EA reduced the pay of government employees by?
15%
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How much did FERA give to states for soup kitchens etc?
$500 million
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How many listened to FDRs' fireside chats?
60 million
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When was the 2nd new deal passed?
14th June 1935
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What acts/agencies did the supreme court rule unconstitutional?
PWA and AAA
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How many jobs did the WPA create?
8 million in 8 years
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How many photos did the farm security administration photographic project take?
over 80,000
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How many families did the RA move from drought hit areas?
500,000
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What replaced the RA in 1937?
the farm security administration - it gave poor farmers loans
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What act replaced the TVA?
REA - it gave financial help to private companies
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What did the social security acts do?
unemployment insurance schemes. pensions. financial help for the sick and disabled
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What replaced the NRA?
The wagner act - it allowed unions
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What replaced the AAA?
The soil conservation act.
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What did Huey Long want to do?
reduces personal fortunes to $3 million and a max income of $1 million a year and have pensions to the over 60s.
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What did Dr Francis Townsend want?
$200 pensions a month that had to be spent to stimulate the economy.
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When did the NRA find the schechter poultry corporation breaking NRA laws?
1935
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How many blacks were employed by the CCC?
200,000
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What percentage of what Americans had before 1929 were they spending in the 1930s?
75%
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How many women were helped by the CCC?
8,000
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What was the name of a black women who headed the National Youth Administration?
Mary Bethune
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How many strikes were there in 1937?
4,700
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What percentage of the strikes in 1937 settled in favor of the workers?
80%
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What percentage of people did EBA help to keep their homes?
20%
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When was NATO formed?
1949 - an alliance of western countries against communism
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When was the Warsaw Pact formed?
1955 - an alliance of communist countries
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When was the Yalta conference?
February 1945
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Who was at the Yalta conference?
FDR, Stalin and Churchill
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What was agreed at Yalta?
Liberation Europe - set up democracies in Eastern Europe. Temporarily divide Germany into 4 zones. Tribunal to put Nazi war criminals on trial. Russia would enter war against Japan.
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What caused tension at Yalta?
Stalin wanted to extend the Polish west.Russia's demands for compensation are ignored (for Germany to pay Russia in coal - US wanted coal to rebuild Europe) USSR forced Germans to sell to them and German factories were moved to the USSR
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When was Potsdam?
July 1945
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Who was at Potsdam?
Truman, Atlee and Stalin
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What was agreed at Potsdam?
Poland's eastern boarder to be moved to the rivers Oder and Neisse, Germany is divided, Nazi party banned in Germany, 21 Nazi leaders trialed for war crimes, Germans living in Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia would be sent to Germany
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What caused tension at Potsdam?
Stalin's armies had moved 480km westwards into Europe, 22 million people under Soviet rule. USA tested an atom bomb - told Stalin and Potsdam. Stalin wanted cripple Germany - US did not, Stalin set up a communist government in Poland
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What happened to the Baltic states?
At the end of the war USSR extended its boarder 500km west taking over Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
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Where did the USSR rig elections?
Hungary, August 1947. Poland, January 1947.
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Where did USSR use its army to gain control?
Czechoslovakia, 1948 - arrested non-communists. Yugoslavia, 1945 Marshall Tito cam to power.
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Where did USSR appoint a communist leader?
Romania - February 1945 USSR forced the king to appoint a communist leader. 1947 monarchy was abolished.
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How much did Europe owe USA?
$11.5 billion
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When and where was electricity turned off for a period each day?
1947 in Britain.
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How much was put aside for the Marshall plan?
$17 billion
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When was the Marshall plan set up?
1947
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Which country was given $1.3 billion in Marshall aid?
West Germany and Italy
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What was Britain given in Marshall aid?
$2.7 billion
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What country was given $1 billion in Marshall aid?
Netherlands
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When was the Truman Doctrine announced?
March 1947
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What was the Truman Doctrine for?
For containment, they would send money, equipment and advice to any country that was threatened by communism.
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When was cominform formed?
1947 - to strengthen ties between communist countries.
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When was Comecon formed?
1949 - to rival the Marshall Plan.
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When was the Berlin Blockade?
1948-49
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How many people lived in west Berlin?
2 million
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When did Stalin cut off all ways into west Berlin?
24th June 1948
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How many tonnes of supplies were delivered?
5000 tonnes a day, over 2 million tonnes in total
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How many flights were made?
275,000
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When did Stalin call the Blockade off?
12th May
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When did Stalin announce that the USSR has developed their own atomic bomb?
1949
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When did USSR test its first ICBM that could hit anywhere in the USA?
1957 15th May in a secret base in Kazakhstan
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When did USA develop their own ICBMs and what were they called?
1959, Atlas and Minuteman
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When was the Bay of Pigs invasion?
April 1961
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When did Cuba make an alliance with USSR?
1960
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How much did USSR give Cuba in aid and weapons?
$100 million
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When did a US spy plane take photos of missile sites in Cuba?
October 14th, 1962
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How many Soviet ships on the way to Cuba did US spy planes see?
20
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How many Soviet 'technicians' were on Cuba?
5,000
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When did Kenned warn Khrushchev that he would prevent Cuba becoming a soviet missiles base 'by any means necessary'?
11th September 1962
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When did Castro nationalize all US industry?
July 1961
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When did Castro announce that he was a fully-fledged communist?
December 1961
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By October 1962 how many ICBMs and MRBMs did the USSR have?
75 ICBMs and 700 MRBMs
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How many missiles did USA have?
170 ICBMs and 16 Polaris missiles.
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When did the US army carry out a practice invasion of Cuba? How many troops?
Spring 1962. 40,000 troops.
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When did the blockade begin?
24th October, it was 500miles
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How much did the USA give to help the French war effort?
$500 million
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When was the battle of Dien Bien Phu?
1954
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How many French died?
3,000 and 8,000 later in captivity
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When was Ngo Dinh Diem put in power?
1955
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How much money did the USA give to support Ngo DInh Diem?
$1.6 billion
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When was the Viet Cong set up?
1960
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How many military advisers were in Vietnam?
11,500 in 1962, 23,00 by the end of 1964
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When were US ships attacked at the Gullf of Tonkin?
August 1964
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When and how many US troops landed and Da Nang?
8th March 1965, 3,500 troops
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By the end of 1965 how many soldiers were in Vietnam?
125,000
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What did Operation Rolling thunder involve?
It was launched 7th February 1965, 14,000 US and South Vietnamese aircraft were shot down.
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How much did it cost to kill one Viet Cong?
75 bombs,400 shells and $400,000
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How much napalm was dropped 1965-1973?
20,000
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How many missions used agent orange? How much?
30,000, 82 million liters.
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What was the effect of agent orange?
4 million acres destroyed and it affected the lives of 1.3 million people.
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How much was the risk of cancer increased by for soldiers that handled agent orange?
170%
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What gun did the US soldiers have and what was wrong with it?
M16 - it jammed when it got wet.
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When was the Tet Offensive?
January 1968
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How many cities did the Viet Cong attack during the Tet Offensive?
Over 100
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When was the My Lai Massacre?
March 1968
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How many were killed in the My Lai Massacre?
300-400
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How many anti-war protesters protested in Washington DC?
700,000
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What percentage of US casualties were caused by small arms fire?
51%
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What did the total aid from USSR and China to the Viet Cong amount to?
$2 billion
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How many US troops and Vietnamese troops died?
60,000 US and 900,000 Vietnamese troops but they were easily replaced
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What percentage of officers were killed by their troops? what is this called?
3% Fragging
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What percentage of US soldiers deaths were caused by accidents, drug abuse, suicides and murder?
18% - moral was low
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How much was USA spending a year on the war?
Nearly $20 billion
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When was the peace agreement signed?
January 1973
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By when had all US forces left Vietnam?
29th March 1973
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When did Saigon fall to communist forces?
April 1975
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