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28th president of the United States Kept us out of war
He was an American diplomat and ambassador best known as "the father of containment"
A national policy of avoiding involvement in world affairs
broad moral principles
what is good for a country as a whole in international relations; often disputed
domination by one country of the political, economic, or cultural life of another country or region
providing aid to Europe after WW2
Alfred Thayer Mahan
Navy officer, advocated the expansion of sea power
What decade it the US abandon isolationism
Told Europe that colonization in western hemisphere was no longer allowed
A notion held by a nineteenth-century Americans that the United States was destined to rule the continent, from the Atlantic the Pacific.
What did George Washingtion say in his farwell speech
Who did the US ask for help from during the revolutionary war
France and Spain
President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology
When did the US nuclear monopoly end?
What did the Senate do with the Treaty of Versailles
didn't ratify it
who had panama as a territory?
What years were the US involved in WW1
What did the US get during the Imperialist years
Puerto Rico Philippines Guam Wake and Hawaii
American policy of resisting further expansion of communism around the world
Why did the US declare independence
unfair taxes right to govern and freedom
splendid little war
Soviet satellite (fear of missile gap)
US National Interest from 1776-1900
acquiring lands solidifying nation and fighting wars if necessary
Cuban Missile Crisis
The 1962 confrontation bewteen US and the Soviet Union over Soviet missiles in Cuba. Soviets withdrew thier missiles
What did Germany pay after WWI
A national policy of actively trading with foreign countries to foster peace and prosperity
attacking before the other can attack
Why did the US get involved in the 1990's Gulf War
Iraq invaded Kuwait
The political and economic confrontation between the Soviet Union and the United States that dominated world affairs from 1946 to 1989.
What resulted for US military after WW2
increased military size
Secretary of Defense (we were wrong terribly wrong)
Dien Bien Phu
The place that the final battle took place that forced the French out of Vietnam
What did LBJ promise?
Never to send US boys to Vietnam
Ho Chi MInh
Communist leader of North Vietnam
The main negotiator of the peace treaty with the North Vietnamese; secretary of state during Nixon's presidency (1970s).
a massive surprise attack by the Vietcong on South Vietnamese towns and cities in early 1968.
Ngo Dinh Diem
Leader of South Vietnam
President Richard Nixons strategy for ending U.S involvement in the vietnam war, involving a gradual withdrawl of American troops and replacement of them with South Vietnamese forces
A theory that if one nation comes under Communist control, then neighboring nations will also come under Communist control.
Le Duc Tho
peace negotiator for the North Vietnamese
Temporarily divided Vietnam along the 17th parallel
Communist group led by Ho Chi Minh
North Vietnamese troops who used guerilla tactics
When did LBJ know he was finished?
After the Tet Offensive
Who won the Tet Offensive?
American / South Vietnamese forces.
Why did JFK get into Vietnam
Stop communism, S Vietnam would fall, save bay of pigs
Why did Ho Chi Minh become a communist?
He favored ending colonialism
Special US forces that were trained to fight the Viet Cong's guerilla tactics
Peace candidate in 1964?
What didn't the US people provide in Vietnam?
the will to win
Who came up with Vietnamization
What agreement ended the Vietnam War
Paris Peace Accords
Who won the 1973 Nobel Prize?
Le Duc Tho and Henry Kissinger
How many US combat troops were in Vietnam?
an effort to combat guerrilla armies
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
1964 Congressional resolution authorizing President Johnson to take military action in Vietnam
What did Nixon promise in 1968
To get us out of the war with honor
Why did we fight in Vietnam
Stop the spread of communism
Why did the US public feel misled by LBJ
he failed to keep his promises
Responsible for the great purge
the easing of hostility or strained relations, especially between countries.
Russian Revolutionary Group
Leader of the Bolsheviks
Soviet leader of the 1980s who worked with Reagan to end the Cold War
A Soviet leader during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Also famous for denouncing Stalin and allowed criticism of Stalin within Russia.
first president of the Russian Republic
What did Richard Nixon and Leonid Brezhnev work toward
ending the cold war
Who did Lenin choose as his heir?
What system has government ownership of the economy
Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
treaty between Russia and Germany that would end Russia's involvement in WWI in 1917
study of government and its policies as affected by physical geography
What agreement gave the Soviets eastern Poland
What was the first sign of the Cuban Missile Crisis
ships from Russia
Who denounced Stalin's crimes in a "secret speech"?
Who met at the Yalta Conference?
Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin
Why didn't Eastern Europe like the Soviets?
Communization of its nations
What did the Cold War center on
What agreement divided Germany after WW2
What ended detente?
Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
What were JFK's choices during the Cuban Missile Crisis?
Attack Quarantine or Wait it out