Three Cold War Crises

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Communism
An ideology whereby everybody is equal. There is state ownership and no real elections.
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Kennedy
American President who visited Berlin in 1963
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Prague Spring
The attempt to make Czechoslovakia more democratic. This started in April 1968.
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Berlin Wall
Was built to prevent more refugees escaping from East Berlin. It divided Berlin for many years.
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Fidel Castro
A leader of Cuba from 1959
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13 Days
The period of time at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Ended with Khrushchev accepting a secret deal.
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MAD
Military tactic; if one side used nuclear weapons the other would strike back immediately leaving both sides destroyed.
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U2 Spy Plane
Spotted missile bases on Cuban soil
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Khrushchev
Communist leader following the death of Stalin in 1953. Was eager to build more nuclear missile bases around the world.
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Bay of Pigs
An invasion of Cuba by CIA trained Cuban exiles. This invasion lasted only two days and was a disaster for the USA.
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Novotny
The strict communist leader of Czechoslovakia
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Arms Race
A competition to build new and better weapons and technology
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Brezhnev
USSR leader from 1964
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Capitalism
An ideology which supports democracy and freedom of speech
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American President who visited Berlin in 1963

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Kennedy

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The attempt to make Czechoslovakia more democratic. This started in April 1968.

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Was built to prevent more refugees escaping from East Berlin. It divided Berlin for many years.

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A leader of Cuba from 1959

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