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Chapter 6

HIST 125 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Mikhail Gorbachev, Montgomery Bus Boycott, Tet Offensive


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History
Course Code
HIST 125
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Hamdani
Chapter
6

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Truman Doctrine
Appeasement
Term for compromising nations; Munich pact is an example
Truman Doctrine
American foreign policy sending military to Greece and Turkey to counter Soviet
geopolitical expansion during the Cold War
Marshall Plan
Plan to rebuild western Europe after WWII
D-Day
June 1944; in WWII when Allied forces invaded northern France by means of
beach landings in Normandy
Pearl Harbor
Dec 7, 1941; a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service
against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor
Cuba: Bay of Pigs Invasion
1961, an unsuccessful invasion of Cuba by Cuban exiles, supported by the U.S.
government
Cuban Missile Crisis
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A confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union in 1962 over the
presence of missile sites in Cuba
Yalta Agreement
Agreement made at end of WWII between US President FDR, Soviet Premier
Joseph Stalin, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Britain;
dividing Berlin & allowing
Potsdam Conference
Truman met with Churchill and Stalin after FDR died; negotiate terms for the end
of World War II
Montgomery Bus Boycott
a political and social protest campaign against racial segregation on the public
transit system of Montgomery, Alabama
Desert Storm
During HW Bush operation; UN demands to withdraw from Kuwait, and the
Persian Gulf War began with a massive U.S.-led air offensive
Khrushchev
Russian leader during Cuban missile crisis
Gorbachev
Russian President responsible for Glasnost
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