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Cold War in Cuba

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Christina Samol

on 21 May 2011

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Transcript of Cold War in Cuba

Containment John F. Kennedy Dwight Eisenhower Marshall Plan The US program of economic aid to European countries to help them rebuild after WW 2. Truman Doctrine The Truman Doctrine was an attempt to check Soviet expansion into Turkey and Greece. The Truman Doctrine granted aid to anticommunist forces in those nations. Congress approved $250 million for Greece and $150 million for Turkey and promised assistance to other nations threatened "by armed minorities or by outside pressure." Containment was important because:

1.)Containment was a strategy to limit and prevent Soviet expansionism.

2.)Containment was important in US history because it exposed the US military's problem of generalization and broad judgment.

3.)It was important because the Communists were violating most of the values that the free world considered important. And the communists were seemingly getting more aggressive...therefore, the free world resisted them. Domino Theory A theory that if one nation comes under Communist control, then neighboring nations will also come under Communist control. Cold war in Cuba Nikita Khrushchev Robert McNamera Fidel Castro John F. Kennedy Bay of Pigs The Bay of Pigs Invasion was an unsuccessful attempt by United States-backed Cuban exiles to overthrow the government of the Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. CIA (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Central Intelligence Agency; a federal US bureau created in 1947 to coordinate and conduct espionage and intelligence activities Korean War Korean War, conflict between Communist and non-Communist forces in Korea from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. Cold War in Cuba was important Because:

1.)The Cold War was important because it was between the free nations of the world and the Communist nations who did not allow basic human freedom.

2.)The United States became a world "super power" and therefore took the lead in stopping the spread of communism

3.)it mostly took place among the free nations of the world. The communist nations did not allow basic human freedom and the United States harbored ill-will against the communists. Post WWII Europe Harry Truman Joseph Stalin NATO Is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949. Warsaw pact The treaty was a mutual defense treaty subscribed to by eight communist states in Eastern Europe. Capitalism Is an economic system in which the means of production are privately owned and operated for profit. Post WWII Europe is important because:

1.)It allowed western Europe to pass remarkably smoothly through the final stages of its structural transformation to an industrial economy and society.

2.)Helped establish a empire

3.) WWII The end!
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