How and why was the USA involved in the Cold War?
The Cold War was a conflict between the USA and which other nation?
What is a 'cold war'?
A war that involves the use of atomic weapons
A war fought away from one of the nations involved
A state of hostility between two nations without actual warfare
What was the source of conflict between the USA and the Soviet Union?
Both were communist countries but had different ideas about communism
The USA was a capitalist country and the Soviet Union was a communist country
The USA was a communist country and the Soviet Union was a capitalist country
Why did Stalin set up a blockade to stop the people of West Berlin getting food?
He wanted to cause a civil war
He wanted the people in West Berlin to move east
He did not want West Berlin to become capitalist and wanted the West to surrender this region
How did Harold Truman overcome the blockade and get supplies into West Berlin?
He used ships
He used aeroplanes
He sent supplies through the blockade in armoured vehicles
Why did Stalin lift the blockade in May 1949?
He realised that supplies were still getting in anyway
The West surrendered their region
America threatened war if he didn't
How many founding members of NATO were there?
How far away from Cuba is Florida?
Why did the USA ban imports of Cuban sugar?
Castro wanted to nationalise American companies in Cuba
Castro put up the price of sugar
Castro refused to export sugar to the USA
What was agreed in 1963?
Nuclear weapons were banned
Creating new nuclear weapons was banned
Testing of nuclear weapons was banned