Top 10 Cold War factsHistory quiz
Which large island did the USA try to buy for $100,000,000 in 1946?
Greenland. On 8 April 1941, the United States occupied Greenland in order to defend it against a possible invasion by Germany. After the end of WW2, the United States wished to keep the island for strategic reasons and offered $100,000,000, but Denmark refused to sell.
How many gold medals did USSR win at 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles? (USA got 83)
0. In response to the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, 14 Eastern Bloc countries including the Soviet Union boycotted the Games. The IOC awarded Los Angeles the Games by default, as no other city was interested.
Which European country other than Yugoslavia faced civil war after World War II?
Greece. The Greek Civil War, was fought from 1946 to 1949 between the Greek government army—backed by the UK and US — and the communist Democratic Army of Greece, backed by Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and Albania. It is estimated that 158,000 people were killed.
What was the function of this colossal structure near Chernobyl?
Radar. Duga was a Soviet over-the-horizon radar system used as part of the Soviet anti-ballistic missile early-warning network. The system operated from July 1976 to December 1989. Two operational Duga radars were deployed, one near Chernobyl in the Ukraine and the other in eastern Siberia.
When Berlin was divided into West Berlin and East Berlin, which part was larger? (by population)
West Berlin. After the end of World War II, Berlin was divided into four occupational zones: Soviet, American, French and British. Later, the three zones of western allies were joined to form West Berlin. With about two million inhabitants, West Berlin had the highest number of residents of any city in Cold War-era Germany.
Which animals first returned from orbit?
Belka and Strelka. Dogs were accompanied by a gray rabbit, 42 mice, 2 rats and flies. John F. Kennedy wasn't happy with losing the race into space. Nikita Khrushchev added a bit of salt to the wound when he gave Caroline Kennedy one of Strelka's puppies as a gift.
What special set was built for the film War Games, at the cost of one million $?
NORAD command center. The NORAD command center built for the film War Games was the most expensive set ever constructed up to that time, built at the cost of one million dollars. The producers were not allowed into the actual NORAD command center, so they had to imagine what it was like.
What was the Kazakhstani Lake Chagan created by?
A nuclear test. Lake Chagan, Kazakhstan, is a lake created by the Chagan nuclear test fired on January 15, 1965, part of the Nuclear Explosions for the National Economy. A 140 kiloton device was placed in a 178-metre (584 ft) deep hole in the dry bed of the Chagan River. The blast created a crater 400 m (1,300 ft) across and 100 m (330 ft) deep with a lip height of 20 to 38 m (66 to 125 ft).; it is often referred to as "Atomic Lake".
What is a Steel Yard OTH?
A big, currently unused radar. Duga (Russian: Дуга) was a Soviet over-the-horizon (OTH) radar system used as part of the Soviet missile defense early-warning radar network. The system operated from July 1976 to December 1989. ... NATO military intelligence had already given it the reporting name STEEL WORK or STEEL YARD.
In what year did the "Cold War" end?
In 1990. November 21, 1990 – The day that signaled the"Cold War" end.. The leaders in Europe and North America in turn signed the Paris Charter for a new Europe. Peace and Human Rights were the themes of the document. It’s goal was a Europe that would be free, prosperous and at peace with itself. Mitterrand emphasized that the Paris Charter commits the countries to more than platitudes.