Brinkmanship in the Cold War

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Which of the following correctly sequences the events in Vietnam?

France refused to grant independence; Ho Chi Minh won at Dien Bien Phu; Vietnam was divided at the 17th parallel

The United States became involved in Vietnam because Americans feared that

Laos and Cambodia would become Communist if Vietnam became Communist.

In which year was U.S. defense spending the lowest?


When did U.S. defense spending increase the most?

between 1950 and 1953

Which of the following best describes Eisenhower’s position on the arms race?

If one nation used its nuclear weapons on another, both nations would be destroyed.

What key component of U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War is Dulles describing?


The most important goal of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was to

achieve human space flight

The launch of Sputnik I stunned Americans because

The USSR had launched the world’s first artificial satellite.

Neil Armstrong spoke these words when he took his first steps on the moon.

What NASA program had Armstrong successfully completed?

the Apollo Program

The policy of containment involved

stopping the spread of Communism beyond its 1947 borders.

President Eisenhower used domino theory to argue that

the United States had to prevent the spread of Communism

The country shown on the map to the right is


During WWII, this country was a colony of


In 1958, Ho Chi Min was the leader of

North Vietnam

Why did the United States oppose Ho Chi Minh?

He wanted to reunite Vietnam under Communist rule.

Which statement(s) below are true?

1 and 3

The purpose of was to prevent the spread of Communism in Southeast Asia.


Which country refused to grant independence to Vietnam?


In 1954, after the French were defeated at Dien Bien Phu,

Vietnam was divided at the 17th parallel.

Brinkmanship is best defined as

taking a dispute to the edge of conflict to force an enemy to back down.

The arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union began when

THIS IS NOT THE CORRECT ANSWER I GOT THIS ONE WRONG the Soviet Union launched its first satellite.

Which of the following was a direct result of the flight of Sputnik I?

the founding of NASA

Why did the United States suffer a loss of confidence following the launch of Sputnik I?

The United States assumed that they would be first into space, before the Soviets.

One goal of both the United States and the USSR during the arms race was to

build more destructive weapons.

The theory that the threat of nuclear war is enough to prevent an attack is called

nuclear detterance

The first US satellite was called

Explorer I.

One major goal of the Mercury program was to send a manned spacecraft into orbit and to


Based on the graph, defense spending in the United States

increased during the arms race against the USSR.

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