Landmarks: 1945

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Who coined the word 'totalkrieg' in 1935?
Ludendorff
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Which war marked the change from volunteer to conscripted armies?
First World War
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How many men served the Nazis at Wermacht?
11 million
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Where does trench warfare date to?
American Civil War
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The invention of machine guns, precision engineering of artillery and increase of metallurgy range are all examples of what?
Mechanisation
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How did the Nazis flout the Geneva Convention ruling on the treatment of POWs?
Mass starvation
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What was Hitler's aim for Barbarossa?
Negotiate for lebensraum
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How long did the Second World War last for?
6-8 years
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Was does 'decolonization' mean?
Surrender of foreign land
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Which theory states that decolonization happened because the British did not see the worth in fighting for the empire?
Metropolitan
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What does the traditional theory state as the cause of the Cold War?
Soviet aggression and expansionism
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What does the revisionist theory state as the cause of the Cold War?
USA trying to impose ideals onto unwilling others
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What does the post-revisionist theory assert as the cause of the Cold War?
Predictable opposition
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When did the USA cease their isolationist foreign policy?
1941
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At which conference was it decided that Germany should be split into 4 zones?
Yolte
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When was the Yolte Conference?
Feb 1945
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When was the Potsdam Conference?
July 1945
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What theory was given credence after Poland turned Communist?
Domino Theory
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Which plan extended help to Communist-threatened countries?
Trueman Doctrine
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Who was the first post-WW2 leader of Russia?
Mikhail Gorbachev
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What was the 'Sinatra Doctrine'?
Non-intervention in neighbouring states
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What was 'Glasnost'?
Openness
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What was 'Perestroika'?
Restructuring
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What did SDI (Star Wars) mean?
Ability to shoot bombs with lasers
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Why did the US restart the arms race?
To drain Russia's resources
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What percentage of the USSR's GDP was spent on defense?
25%
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When did Hungary begin to dismantle the Iron Curtain?
May 1989
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