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    Ngo Dinh Diem

    Vietnamese political leader who served as president. Had dictatorial powers of South Vietnam until he was assassinated.
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    John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK)

    An American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States. Was assassinated in 1963.
  • Yalta/Potsdam Conferences

    Yalta/Potsdam Conferences
    They aimed to thrash out how to bring World War two to an end. They wanted to rebuild Europe after the war in particular Germany.
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    Harry S. Truman served as the 33rd president of the United States. Witnessed the signing of the charter of the United Nations.
  • Long Telegram

    Long Telegram
    George Kennan was an American diplomat living in Moscow. He sent an 8,000 word telegram to President Truman's State Department.
  • Novikov Telegram

    Novikov Telegram
    Novikov, Soviet ambassador to Washington D.C. Wrote and sent the "Novikov Telegram" to Moscow.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    Announced to Congress on March 12, 1947. Developed on July 4th when he pledged to contain communist uprising in Greece and Turkey.
  • NATO

    An international military alliance that consists of 30 member states form Europe and North America. It was established at the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty.
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    Korean War

    There was 5 years of tension between the Koreans. South Korea coordinated several attacks through the 38th parallel.
  • Brinkmanship

    The Secretary of State Dulles announced a new U.S. military strategy in the fight against communism.
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    Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance, established a mutual-defense organization. Made up of the Soviet Union and Albania, Bulgaria, Cezch , East Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Romania.
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    Space Race

    Nations were in a race to get achievements in the field of space exploration. The United States got the first man on the moon.
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    Vietnam War

    Vietcong: Communist rebel in South Vietnam since they were a Democratic State. South Vietnamese President was executed during a coup twenty days before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
  • Non-Aligned Movement

    Non-Aligned Movement
    An organization was founded on the Brijuni islands in Yugoslavia. The movement played a crucial role in decolonization.
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    Great Leap Forward

    Was an economic and social campaign. It was led by Chinese Communist Party.
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    Cultural Revolution

    To enforce communism and remove any foreign, capitalist, or traditional cultural elements from Chinese society.The revolution had a negative impact on China's economic, political, and social growth.
  • 1st Man on Moon

    1st Man on Moon
    Neil Armstrong was first man on the moon. He was on the Apollo 11's lunar module.
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    Soviet-Afghan War

    Iranian Revolution- Popular uprising in Iran in 1978–79 that resulted in the toppling of the monarchy. Led to the establishment of an Islamic republic