Friday, March 6, 2015

Global II: Ch 33 Questions

Chapter 33 Section 1:

Two Superpowers Face Off (pp. 854-61)

  1. Why were the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. to pursue opposing goals?
  2. How did the Yalta Conference affect Germany?
  3. Why was the United Nations (UN) created?
  4. Why did the Soviet Union “take over” Eastern Europe?
  5. Why did Churchill use the phrase “iron curtain”?
  6. How did the U.S. plan to use the policy of containment against the Soviet Union?
  7. Why did the Truman Doctrine cause controversy?
  8. Why did the Berlin Airlift occur?
  9. Why did NATO develop?
  10. Why did the Warsaw Pact develop?
  11. Why did the U.S. and U.S.S.R. compete in an arms race?
  12. Why did the U-2 incident bring tensions between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. “to a new height”?


Chapter 33 Section 2:

Communists Triumph in China (pp. 862-5)

  1. Why were Mao’s troops more successful than the Nationalists’?
  2. How were Taiwan and China different?
  3. Why did the Tibetans riot?
  4. How did Mao reshape China’s economy?
  5. How did Mao change business and industry?
  6. Why was the Great Leap Forward a “great leap backward”?
  7. How did the Cultural Revolution affect Chinese society?


Chapter 33 Section 3:

War in Korea and Vietnam (pp. 866-70)

  1. Why did the Soviet Union supply North Korea with weapons?
  2. How did the U.N. respond to Soviet involvement in North Korea?
  3. How did the war affect both North and South Korea?
  4. How were the domino theory and the support of Ngo Dinh Diem of Vietnam “related” for the U.S.?
  5. How was “Vietnamization” tied to the U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam?
  6. How did Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge affect Cambodia?
  7. How did communism affect Vietnamese society?


Chapter 33 Section 4:

Cold War Around the World (pp. 871-5)

  1. Why does the Third World often experience poverty and political instability?
  2. Why did some Third World countries prefer to be nonaligned nations?
  3. Why did President Eisenhower order an embargo on all trade with Cuba?
  4. How did the Cuban Missile Crisis affect U.S./U.S.S.R. relations?
  5. How was Nicaragua involved in the Cold War?
  6. Describe life in Iran under the Shah.
  7. Why did Ayatollah Khomeini’s followers seize the American Embassy in Tehran?
  8. Why didn’t Iran and Iraq get along?
  9. Why is Afghanistan considered “the Soviet Union’s Vietnam”?
  10. Why did the U.S. supply the Afghan rebels with weapons?


Chapter 33 Section 5:

The Cold War Thaws (pp. 876-9)

  1. How did destalinization change the Soviet Union?
  2. Why was Imre Nagy executed by the Soviets?
  3. Why did the Soviet Union invade Czechoslovakia?
  4. How are realpolitik and détente related?
  5. Why was the SALT I Treaty important?
  6. Why was the SALT II Treaty never ratified?
  7. Why did détente “cool”?
  8. How was the SDI supposed to protect the U.S.?

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