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Chapter 16 vocab

TermDefinition
satellite state independent nation under the control of a more powerful nation.
cold war worldwide rivalry between the united states and the soviet republic.
iron curtain term coined by winston churchill to describe the border between the soviet satellite states and western europe.
containment policy of keeping communism contained within its existing borders.
marshall plan foreign policy that offered economic aid to wetern european countries after ww2.
berlin airlift program in which us and british pilots flew supplies to wesr berlin during a soviet blockade.
NATO military alliance formed to counter soviet expansion.
warsaw pact military alliance of the soviet union and its satellite states.
38th parallel the dividing line between the allied countries and the soviet countries.
limited war war fought to achieve only specific goals.
SEATO defensive alliance aimed at preventing communist aggression in Asia.
arms race contest in which nations complete to build more powerful weapons.
mutually assured destruction policy in which the us and the soviet union hoped to deter nuclear war by building up enough weapons to destroy one another.
massive retaliation policy of threatening to use massive force in response to aggression.
brinkmanship belief that only by going to the brink of war could the us protect itself against communist aggression.
nationalize to place a resource under govt control
suez crisis attempt by france and great britain to seize control of the suez canal in 1956.
CIA intelligence-gathering agency.
NASA govt agency that cooridinates us efforts in space.
red scare fear that communists were working to destroy the american way of life.
smith act law that made it unlawful to teach or advocate the violent overthrow of the us govt.
HUAC congressional committee that investigated possible subversive activities within the us.
hollywood ten group of movie writers, directors, and producers, who refused to answer HUAC questions about communist ties.
blacklist list of persons who were not hired because od suspected communist ties.
mccarthyism negative catchword for extreme, reckless charges of disloyalty.
eisenhower doctrine policy of president eisenhower that stated the us would use force to help any nation threatened by communism.
truman doctrine president truman's promise to help nations struggling against communist movements.
Created by: Peterj17