The Cold War 1
Winston Churchill first used the expression 'iron curtain'.

The Cold War 1

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A rivalry emerged over the best way to run the countries of Europe after World War Two. A long period of threatened conflict between East and West Europe followed and became known as the Cold War.

Try this History quiz on the beginning of the rivalry.

1.
What was set up in 1945 to try and bring world peace?
Common Market
League of Nations
OPEC
United Nations
Its first meeting was in 1946
2.
The U.N. partly aimed to help those fleeing whose regime in Russia?
Brezhnev
Khrushchev
Lenin
Stalin
3.
The leader of the U.N. has what title?
Chief Executive
President-in-Chief
Principal Secretary
Secretary-General
The first was Trygve Lie from Norway
4.
In 1948 the U.N. issued the Universal Declaration of what?
Civil Liberties
Common Agreement
Future Peace
Human Rights
5.
Many East European countries had what type of government?
Capitalist
Communist
Democratic
Republican
Stalin imposed Communism on many countries
6.
What barrier was said to divide Europe?
Aluminum wall
Bronze fence
Iron curtain
Steel blanket
7.
Who first used the expression 'iron curtain'?
Adolf Hitler
Harry Truman
Joseph Stalin
Winston Churchill
8.
At that time Germany was divided into how many zones?
2
3
4
5
Berlin, in East Germany, was also in four zones
9.
Which country did NOT occupy one of these zones?
Britain
France
Italy
USA
The USSR (Russia) occupied the fourth zone
10.
Which U.S. President had an anti-Communist policy in the 1940s?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
F. D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
Herbert Hoover
His policy was called the Truman Doctrine
Author:  Jan Crompton

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