Mexico and Central America After World War II


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What is defined as a time of political antagonism between the U.S. and the Communist Party of the Soviet bloc countries, lasting from about 1945 to 1990?

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1. Which of these communist presidents was ousted by U.S.-backed Guatemalan rebels?

2. Whose U.S.-backed Nicaraguan regime did the Sandinista fight to overthrow?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These tools are going to center around topics like political antagonism, the acts of Guatemalan rebels, Mexico's political party, and party domination in Mexico.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on:

  • The political feud between the United States and Soviet countries
  • A communist president who lost power because of Guatemalan rebels
  • The Nicaraguan regime that fought the Sandinista
  • Mexico's main political party in the 20th century

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Central American disputes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about powers backed by the United States in Central America
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Mexico's party politics in the 20th century

Additional Learning

Learn even more about Central America and Mexico after WWII by watching our video lesson named Mexico and Central America After World War II. This lesson contains information about:

  • The struggle for stability
  • Disputes in Nicaragua and Guatemala
  • Influences in Mexico