Need help on my final for history!?

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1. A key factor contributing to the development of the Cold War in Eastern Europe was
a. the withdrawal of victorious Russian armies from lands conquered during the campaign against Nazism
b. raids by american troops pursuing German Nazi war criminals into areas of the former Third Reich under Russian control.
c. Stalin’s desire to establiish pro-Soviet governments in the countries of Eastern Europe to serve as a buffer zone against possible western attacks on the Soviet Union.
d. the domination of Austrian and Italian politics by popular pro-Communist parties
e. the threat to continued instability by the rise of neo-fascist parties.

2. The Marshall Plan
a. was viewed by Western Europe as Capitalist imperialism
b. included Soviet Union and Eastern Europe
c. was not considered a success
d. came to an abrupt end with the imposition of the Berlin Blockade by the Soviet Union
e. intended to rebuild European prosperity and stability

3. A critical event causing the development of the Cold War outside of Europe was the
a. popularity of Communism in the Middle East
b. overthrow of the Japanese government by pro-Soviet radicals in 1951
c. victory in 1949 of Communist forces in the Chinese Civil War
d. defeat of Fidel Castro’s pro-Communist forces in Cuba
e. the independence of “India” in 1947 that upset the balance of power in South Asia

7. An overall effect of the Korean War on the Cold War was
a. the Soviet Union’s domination over all of Southeast Asia
b. the end of American and Soviet involvement in Asian political affairs.
c. the reinforcement of the american determination to “contain” Soviet power.
d. a decrease in american defense spending since the capaciy of the west to win the conflict outright on the battlefield demonstrated the superiority of modern weapons systems and no need to develop new war machines.
e. the continued willingness to use limited nuclear weapons in local wars.

8. the event that immediately preceded and sparked the Cuban Missle Crisis was
a. the berlin wall
b. sputnik
c. the death of stalin
d. the bay of pigs
e. the attemped assassination of fidel castro by the CIA

9. the cuban missile crisis of 1962 concluded with
a. improved communications between the US and the soviet union to prevent nuclear war
b. the installation of soviet missiles in cuba
c. the united states overthrowing cuba’s soviet-supported government
d john kennedy backing down to the threats of Nikita Khrushchev
e. fidel castro giving up his military authority in the cuban government, although he retained political control

10. in the 1950s, president eisonhower
a. reversed franklin roosevelt’s new deal
b. continued the new deal programs
c. established the marshall plan
d. launched the bay of pigs campaign against castro’s cuba
e. made senator joseph mcCarthy his vice president

11. the nation that initially took the lead in the sexual revolution of the 1960s was
a. the USA
b. france
c. italy
d. sweden
e. the soviet union

12. the “permissive society” is characterized by all of the following except
a. sexual freedom
b. experimentation with drugs
c. decriminalization of homosexuality
d. increasing rates of divorce
e. declining rates of divorce

13. the most violent student revolts took place in
a. france, where students successfully encouraged unionized workers to back their protests
b. Britain, where conservatice governments attempted to use military force against demonstrators
c. germany, where young nazi sympathizers attempted to reestablist the third party
d. italy, where anti-church demonstrators led to the burning of cathedrals
e. the US, where student demonstrations brought an end to the Vietnam War

14. A shocking event of the antiwar protests was the 1970 killing of four student protestors at
a. university of nanterre
b. berkeley
c. virginia tech
d. kent state
e. the sorbonne in paris

15. the solidarity movement in poland
a. was temporarily crushed by General Lech Walesa in 1981
b. failed to gain massive support due to stiff opposition from the conservative catholic church
c. was formed by wladyslaw gomulka in 1956
d. lacked solidarity and quickly disintegrated and desappeared in 1980
e. was outlawed in 1981 and its leaders arrested

16. during the vietnam war, the south vietnamese communist guerillas backed by north vietnam were known as the
a. dinh diem
b. minhkong
c. vietcong
d. mekong
e. hochiminhs

17. the vietnam war
a. was resolved in 1975 with helsinki agreements
b. ended in 1973 with the defeat of north korea
c. showed the elimitations of american power, leading to improved soviet-american relations
d. marked the beginning of the total domination of southeast asia by the soviet union
e. led to an immediate end of the cold war in 1975 with the final withdrawal of americans from vietnam

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Answer by Spellbound
1. A key factor contributing to the development of the Cold War in Eastern Europe was
c. Stalin’s desire to establish pro-Soviet governments in the countries of Eastern Europe to serve as a buffer zone against possible western attacks on the Soviet Union.
(And America’s desire to establish pro-capitalist governments in the countries of Western Europe)

2. The Marshall Plan
e. intended to rebuild European prosperity and stability (and was was viewed by the USSR as Capitalist imperialism)

3. A critical event causing the development of the Cold War outside of Europe was the
c. victory in 1949 of Communist forces in the Chinese Civil War

7. An overall effect of the Korean War on the Cold War was
c. the reinforcement of the american determination to “contain” Soviet power.

8. the event that immediately preceded and sparked the Cuban Missile Crisis was
d. the bay of pigs

9. the cuban missile crisis of 1962 concluded with
a. improved communications between the US and the soviet union to prevent nuclear war

10. in the 1950s, president eisenhower
b. continued the new deal programs

11. the country that initially took the lead in the sexual revolution of the 1960s was
a. the USA

12. the “permissive society” is characterised by all of the following except
e. declining rates of divorce

13. the most violent student revolts took place in
a. france, where students successfully encouraged unionised workers to back their protests

14. A shocking event of the antiwar protests was the 1970 killing of four student protesters at
d. kent state university

15. the solidarity movement in poland
e. was outlawed in 1981 and its leaders arrested

16. during the vietnam war, the south vietnamese communist guerrillas backed by north vietnam were known, by the Americans as the
c. vietcong
They were called the National Liberation Front

17. the vietnam war
c. showed the limitations of american power, leading to improved soviet-american relations

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