Cold War
Activity 2:

Additional Background and Key Concepts

Students will enrich and clarify their understanding of the following concepts as a result of their studies in this unit:

  1. Fascism
  2. Nazism
  3. Communism
  4. Democracy, democracies (U.S. and parliamentary systems)
  5. Totalitarian dictatorships as compared to other forms of dictatorship or other authoritarian systems
  6. Competing economic systems: market economies, command economies, and mixed economies
  7. Concepts of people important in those times: Hitler, Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill, to name a few
  8. World War II, total war
  9. Axis Powers and their conquests
  10. Big Three Allies
  11. Tehran Conference
  12. Yalta Conference
  13. Defeat of leading Axis powers
  14. United Nations
  15. United Nations Security Council
  16. Iron Curtain
  17. Marshall Plan
  18. Truman Doctrine
  19. Pro-Soviet regimes, satellites to the Soviet Union
  20. German Federal Republic
  21. German Democratic Republic
  22. Berlin Airlift
  23. Mao Zedong
  24. Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship, Alliance, and Mutual Assistance
  25. Korean War