The Failure of Detente

Question 1 of 10

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Define Detente in the Cold War

Select one of the following:

  • The relaxing of tensions between the USSR and the USA

  • The collapse of communism

  • The treaties signed by both sides to keep peace

Question 2 of 10

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What were pressures for detente on USSR?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Needed increased trade with other parts of the world e.g USA

  • Brezhnev wanted to increase Khrushchev's policy on peaceful co-existence

  • Their beliefs in communism were turning to doubts

  • Arms spending was crippling the economy

  • Brezhnev turned his :-( upside-down

  • The UN would only let them join if they had peaceful relations with others

  • The USSR fell out with China and needed better relations with the USA

  • They intended to cripple the USA's economy from the inside

Question 3 of 10

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What were pressures for detente on USA?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Their economy was crippled; Arms Race, Vietnam War

  • They wanted to unite their powers to create a super-super-power

  • Losing the Vietnam War hit their confidence

  • Losing the Korean War hit their confidence

  • Civil rights movement (black = white) was pressure

  • USSR - USA = :-(
    USSR + USA = :-)

Question 4 of 10

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What does SALT stand for?

Select one of the following:

  • Strategic Arms Limitation Talks

  • Superpowers Agreeing Like That

  • Strategic Ammunition Limit Talks

Question 5 of 10

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When was SALT created?

Select one of the following:

  • 1970

  • 1969

  • 1972

Question 6 of 10

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What is SALT?

Select one of the following:

  • An agreement limiting each sides's ballistic missiles

  • A tasty condiment, usually served with chips

  • A treaty to bring the two superpowers's armies together

Question 7 of 10

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When and by whom was the Helsinki agreement signed?

Select one of the following:

  • 1975, by 35 countries

  • 1970, by 30 countries

  • 1975, by two countries

Question 8 of 10

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What did the Helsinki Agreement entail?

Select one of the following:

  • That the West would recognise East Germany and the Soviet's boundaries

  • That the two should increase trade

  • That the USSR could join the UN

Question 9 of 10

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What happened in the Soviet Invasion?

Select one or more of the following:

  • On Xmas Day 1979 Afghanistan was invaded by Soviet troops who killed leader Amin

  • On New Year's Day in 1980 Babrak Karmal was their new leader, flown in from the USSR

  • Leader Amin allowed Soviets into the country but they overthrew him and took hold of Afghanistan

  • Their new leader was Leonid Brezhnev from the USSR

  • 24th Dec 1980 Afghanistan was invaded by Soviets who respected their country

  • 25th Dec 1980 Afghanistan was invaded by the USSR who killed Amin

Question 10 of 10

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The Mujahedin were joined by:

Select one or more of the following:

  • USA

  • USSR

  • Britain

  • China

  • Hungary

  • Czechoslovakia

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The Failure of Detente

KittyG-S
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This quiz tests knowledge of SALT, The Helsinki Agreement, the War in Afghanistan and general detente-ish events.

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