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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Question 1

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Define Detente in the Cold War
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  • 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

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What were pressures for detente on USSR?
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  • 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

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What were pressures for detente on USA?
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  • 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

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What does SALT stand for?
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  • Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
  • Superpowers Agreeing Like That
  • Strategic Ammunition Limit Talks

Question 5

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When was SALT created?
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  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1972

Question 6

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What is SALT?
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  • 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

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When and by whom was the Helsinki agreement signed?
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  • 1975, by 35 countries
  • 1970, by 30 countries
  • 1975, by two countries

Question 8

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What did the Helsinki Agreement entail?
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  • 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

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What happened in the Soviet Invasion?
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  • 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

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The Mujahedin were joined by:
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  • USA
  • USSR
  • Britain
  • China
  • Hungary
  • Czechoslovakia