Flashcards in The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan Deck (15)
Brezhnev thought that the USA wouldn't do anything if the USSR clamped down on trouble in Afghanistan because..?
they didn't when they sent tanks into Czechoslovakia.
The USSR sent troops into Afghanistan to take control after..?
the president was assassinated.
When the USSR sent troops into Afghanistan the USA..?
reacted very strongly.
When was the Carter Doctrine introduced?
Carter threatened to use force if the USSR..?
attempted to take control of the Persian Gulf.
The Carter Doctrine set up an alliance with China and Israel to..?
back afghan rebels against the Soviets.
The USA secretly provided weapons and money to..?
Afghan rebels (mujahideen).
The USA broke off diplomatic relations with the USSR and refused to..?
sign SALT II.
The USA boycotted..?
the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, which led to the USSR boycotting the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
Carter reacted so strongly because he was worried that the USSR would..?
get more control in the Middle East.
Carter was worried that USSR control in Afghanistan could lead to..?
Soviet influence in Iran.
Iran could block..?
Middle East oil exports.
Middle East oil was essential to..?
the USA's prosperity.
When the Afghan rebels began to fight the government, the government..?
asked the USSR for help.