The Impact of the Cold War

Section 11 - The USA 1945-70

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In the aftermath of the war, where had the USSR developed a sphere of influence?
Eastern Europe
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Most Eastern European countries now had what?
Communist governments installed by the USSR
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What was the 'Truman Doctrine' of 1947?
President Truman promised support to countries threatened by communist takeover
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Who did Truman give economic aid to and what was this called?
Western European countries, called the Marshall Plan
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When was there a crisis in Berlin?
1948-49
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Which four countries controlled a zone each in Berlin?
USSR, USA, France and Britain
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What does NATO stand for?
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
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What was NATO?
A defensive alliance between America and Western European countries
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When did communists come to power in China and who were they led by?
1949, led by Mao Tse-tung
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When did North Korea invade South Korea?
1950
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Who intervened to stop the communists taking over South Korea?
The United Nations
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Which army was sent to help North Korea?
Chinese
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President Truman opposed who's idea to hit back at China?
General MacArthur
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When did the Korean War end, and in what situation?
1953 with the pre-war borders restored
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Which program was installed in 1947 for security checks?
Federal Employee Loyalty Program
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When were employees loyalty questioned?
If they belonged to organisations with liberal ideas on race, disarmament or workers' rights
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Who was accused of spying and imprisoned for lying in court in 1950?
Alger Hiss, a former senior member of the US State Department
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By the 1950s, what had begun in the USA?
The Red Scare
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