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Chapter 16 Vocab

Satellite state ind. nation under control of a more powerful nation
Cold War 46 yr old struggle which 2 superpowers never faced eachother directly in a "hot" military conflict
iron curtain a map of Europe, churchill described
containment its goal was to keep communism contained within its existing brothers
Marshall Plan the U.S. gave 13 billion in grants and loans to nations in Western Europe
Berlin airlift demenstrated how far the U.S. would go to protect noncommunist parts of Europe and contain communism
NATO provided military alliance to counter Sovet expansion
Warsaw Pact an rival military alliance formed by the soviet union
38th parallel Its use for the partition of Korea was proposed at the Potsdam Conference in 1945
limited war fought only to achieve certain goals
SEATO a defensive alliance aimed at preventing the spread of communism
arms race contest in which nations compete to build the most powerful weapons
mutually assured destruction prevent either country from actually using a nuclear device aganist another
massive retaliatuion policy of threatening to use massive force
brinkmanship belief that the U.S. could only go to the brink of war to protect itself from communist aggression
nationalize placing under govt, control
Suez crisis attempt by france and great britan to seize control of the suez canal
CIA used during a struggle aganist communism
NASA used to coordinate the space related efforts of American scientists and the military
Red Scare the fear that communists both inside and outside America were working to destroy American life
Smith Act to cripple communist party in the U.S.
HUAC to investigate possible subversive activities by fascists, Nazis, or communists
Hollywood Ten a group of left wing writers, directors, and producers
blacklist entertainment figures who should not be hired because of their suspected communist ties
McCarthyism extreme reckless charges
Truman Doctrine President Truman's promise to aid nations struggling aganist communist movements
Isenhower Doctrine stated that the United States would use armed forces upon request in response to imminent or actual aggression to the United States.
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