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1

When did President Roosevelt die and what had his attitude to the USSR been? (2)

After the Yalta conference in 1945
He had a good relationship with the leader of the USSR, Stalin.

2

When was President Truman in office and what were his feelings towards Communism/USSR? (2)

1945 - 1953.
He was suspicious of Communism and Stalin.

3

What was Truman's 'Truman Doctrine'?

From 1947 onwards he made it the USA's issue to help prevent the spread of Communism.

4

When was President Nixon in office and what was his attitude towards the USSR? (2)

The 1970s.
He wanted to find a way to build a working partnership with the USSR.

5

When was Jimmy Carter President and what was the 'Carter Doctrine' he developed? (2)

1976 - 1981.
The Carter Doctrine was a return to 'containing' Communism after 1979.

6

When was President Reagan in office and what was his attitude towards Communism and the USSR? (2)

1981 - 1989.
He wanted to go further that containing Communism, he wanted to defeat it.

7

What did Stalin want to make sure for the USSR at the end of WW2?

He wanted to make sure the USSR was safe from aggression.

8

When did Stalin die?

1953.

9

When did Khrushchev's become leader of the USSR?

1956.

10

How was Khrushchev's time as leader less hardline than Stalin?

He wanted peaceful cooperation with the USA but not if it meant being weaker than them.

11

When did Brezhnev become leader of the USSR and what was the purpose of the 1968 'Brezhnev Doctrine'? (2)

After 1963.
All communist countries could only 'do' communism the ay the USSR did.

12

How was Gorbachev different to the other Soviet Leaders?

He allowed more openness of the government and he introduced some capitalism into the USSR.

13

Who became President of Russia once Gorbachev resigned in 1991?

Boris Yeltsin.