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Cold War Trivia #2

Based on the hints, name these facts about the Cold War.
Last updated: November 26, 2018
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Hint
Answer
Political party that ruled the USSR
Communist
What ICBM stands for
Intercontinental
Ballistic Missile
Country invaded by the USSR in 1979
Afghanistan
What the U.S. boycotted in 1980
Olympics
First man-made satellite to orbit Earth
Sputnik
Emblems on the Soviet flag
Hammer
Sickle
Country that revolted
against the USSR in 1956
Hungary
Name for the "thawing" of tensions
in the early 70s
Détente
Ill-fated U.S. sponsored
invasion of Cuba
Bay of Pigs
Hint
Answer
Soviet leader, 1953-64
Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet leader, 1964-82
Leonid Brezhnev
Final Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev
What Reagan called the USSR
Evil Empire
Soviet boxer in Rocky IV
Ivan Drago
Russian equivalent of astronaut
Cosmonaut
Central decision-making body
of the Soviet Union
Politburo
Polish political movement
led by Lech Wałęsa
Solidarity
Stanley Kubrick movie
that satirizes nuclear war
Dr. Strangelove
Senator who led a "witch hunt" for
American communists
Joseph McCarthy
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level 68
Dec 19, 2013
I entered "CPSU" as the first answer. Thought "Communist" was too obvious.
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level 61
Mar 19, 2018
Yes. Allow CPSU as a type in, please. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CPSU
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level ∞
Nov 26, 2018
Okay
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level 77
Dec 19, 2013
Missed detente. Tried Glasnost and Perestroika but realise now they were terms in the 80s and 90s. Chyort!
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level 45
Dec 19, 2013
If the Quizmaster ever wants to expand this quiz adding Glasnost and Perestroika as subsequent periods of change in the USSR would be a great idea!
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level 49
Mar 19, 2018
yeah I tried those too. and was thinking I misspelled them missed a few others cause of that oh well lol bliat ;)
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level 57
Dec 19, 2013
The KGB or the KBG (Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Gorbachev) coincidence?
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level 49
Mar 19, 2018
no, KGB is short for the Russian words that mean Department of State Security.. ;)
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level 77
Mar 19, 2018
Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti - thanks to Google.
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level 74
Mar 19, 2018
That's a good way to remember them, though.
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level 65
Mar 19, 2018
I will definitely use that!
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level 75
Dec 19, 2013
Great quiz!
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level 48
Dec 19, 2013
Oh come on!!! 40% for Ivan Drago??
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level 73
Dec 19, 2013
I could not remember Khrushchev for the life of me. I knew it was the guy who famously banged his shoe on the table, but i couldn't remember who it was.
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level 60
Dec 20, 2013
The English spelling of Хрущёв (Khrushyov in Cyrillic) and Горбачёв (Gorbachyov in Cyrillic) hurts my brain.
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level 55
Dec 22, 2013
Could you add 'Solidarnosc' (the Polish form) as an alternative for 'Solidarity'?
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level 69
Jul 15, 2017
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level ∞
Sep 21, 2017
Okay, although this quiz is in English.
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level 44
May 17, 2014
Very good quiz, but, like many, a tad too "America-centred." The 1980 Olympics weren't boycotted only by the USA, but by many (mostly) Western countries. Likewise, Joseph McCarthy would be better characterised as "a US senator".
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level 78
Sep 22, 2014
Really? 6 out of 20 questions makes it too "America-centred?" If anything it's more USSR centered but I don't see anyone else complaining.
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level 75
Nov 29, 2015
The Cold War was, in truth, between the US and the USSR. I don't see any problem with it being a tad US and USSR centric.
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level 42
Jan 15, 2018
It was East v West or Communism v Capitalism more so than US v USSR
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level 75
Feb 26, 2018
^When I said "in truth" I meant "essentially". I realise that there were other combatants involved, but when it boils down to it, those were by far the most important. Everyone else was to some extent just caught in the crossfire.
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level 61
Mar 9, 2017
Somehow completely missed seeing the Evil Empire question. I knew it, but didn't see it. That happens often and I can't figure out how.
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level 36
Mar 19, 2018
OMG I LOVE THE CAPTION!!!! ur a genius
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level 75
Mar 19, 2018
"Well, if it's all time, then there's no contest. It begins and ends with Brezhnev." That's how I so readily remember him...
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level 55
Mar 19, 2018
Please accept: "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" for Dr. Strangelove
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level 14
Mar 19, 2018
Bolshevik should be accepted for ruling party
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level 59
Mar 19, 2018
I was a little shocked that Politburo is only got by 30 odd % of the test takers, then I remember that Zimbabwe is quite enamoured of the communists, so of course we had to have a politburo, because every other commie country had one.
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level 46
Mar 19, 2018
I tried MILLION ways to write Khruchtchschgkchkev....
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level 43
Mar 19, 2018
Hey Quizmaster, I do believe that Malenkov was premier from 53-56, and it says that Khrushchev started in 53. Malenkov headed the party and assumed the role after Stalin's death but got kicked out.
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level ∞
Nov 26, 2018
I'm not 100% sure. My impression was that First Secretary of the Communist Party was a more important post than Premier. But I do know that the situation was complicated after the death of Stalin.

Somewhat unrelated, if you are into history and like comedies I highly recommended "The Death of Stalin" starring Steve Buscemi.

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level 56
Mar 19, 2018
Great quiz!
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level 48
Mar 19, 2018
Please accept "How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" I know it's stupid but somehow I can never remember "Dr. Strangelove"
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level 57
Mar 20, 2018
I call BS.
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level 39
Apr 9, 2018
I can't believe that you put the "Rocky" character in this quiz. Rocky is a fictional character, played by Sylvester Stallone and Ivan Drago is even more of a fiction. Do they really belong in a quiz dealing with such a serious topic as a real a war and a real nuclear threat?
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level 66
Aug 17, 2018
Isn't the popcultural depiction of the antagonists an important issue?
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