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Cold War

Cold War War of ideals between the US and USSR
Superpower Most powerful nations, no one can match their military strength
Satellite State Countries controlled by more powerful nations
Containment policy to keeping communism in the places that already had it
United Nations Peacekeeping organization started after WWII
Truman Doctrine Presidents plan to stop the spread of communism worldwide
Marshal Plan put $13 billion into Western Europe to stop countries from becoming communist
Warsaw Pact Alliance made up of countries with Communist governments
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization, alliance of countries with democratic governments
Iron Curtain term for invisible political line that divided Europe
Space Race competition between two superpowers to conquer space
De-Stalinization Policy in USSR that reduced the use of terror and freed political prisoners
Domino Theory idea that if one country fell to communism, others would as well
Perestroika policy of restructuring the USSR
Glasnost Policy of political openness in USSR
Created by: cuvs87