Difficult Cold War Trivia

The things you didn't know about the Cold War.
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Last updated: January 23, 2014
First submittedJanuary 13, 2014
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What was the name of the US Plan to fund the development of Europe in 1947?
The Marshall Plan
Who succeeded Leonid Brezhnev as the leader of the CPSU?
Yuri Andropov
What was the name of the failed missile launched by the US to compete with Sputnik?
The Vanguard
What was the peaceful collapse of communism in Czechoslovakia popularly called?
The Velvet Revolution
What was the first name of Mikhail Gorbachev's wife?
Raisa
What was the name of the reformist leader of Czechoslovakia in 1968?
Alexander Dubcek
What did Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union in 1983?
The Evil Empire
What does SDI stand for?
Strategic Defensive Initiative
Who was the leader of South Korea during the Korean War?
Syngman Rhee
During the Cold War, which US President served for the shortest period of time?
Gerald Ford
Name one Central Asian nation that was formerly part of the Soviet Union.
Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Turkmenistan; Tajikistan; Uzbekistan
Of which country was Josip Broz Tito the leader of?
Yugoslavia
What was the name of the political party formed by Lech Walesa in 1980?
Solidarity Party
What was the name of the US policy, envisioned by John Dulles, that involved constantly going to the brink of war to deter Soviet expansionism?
Brinkmanship
Where was the first summit between George Bush Snr. and Mikhail Gorbachev held?
Malta
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Level 17
Jan 21, 2014
I think the Velvet Revolution refers to the end of communism specifically in Czechoslovakia, not in Eastern Europe generally.
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Level 36
Jan 22, 2014
my mistake, changed.
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Level 44
May 15, 2014
An extra minute would be nice! Felt time was a bit short to enter all the answers!
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Level 43
May 18, 2014
Strictly speaking, Solidarity was not founded as a political party (although it evolved into one in post-Communist Poland), but as an independent labour union. Otherwise, a very good quiz!