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chapter 16 vacab

TermDefinition
Satellite state independent nation under the control of more powerful nation.
Cold War World wide rivalry between U.S. & Soviet Union
iron curtain term coined by Winston Churchill to describe the border between the soviet satellite states and western Europe
containment policy of keeping communisim contained within its existing borders
Marshall Plan foreign policy that offered economic aid to western european conutries after WW2
Berlin Aircraft program in which U.S and British piolts flew supplies to West Berlin during a Soviet blockade
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military alliance formed to counter soviet expansion
Warsaw Pact military alliance of the soviet union and its satellite states
38th parallel dividing line between North and South korea
limited war war fought to achieve only specific goals
South East Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) defensive alliance aimed at preventing communist aggression in Asia.
Arms race contest in which nations compete to build more powerful weapons.
mutually assured destruction policy in which the U.S and the Soviet Union hoped to deter nuclear war by building up enough weapons to detroy one another
`massive retaliation policy threatening to use massive force in response to aggression
brinkmanship belief that only by going to the brink of war could the U.S protect itself against communist aggression
nationalize to place a resource under the government control
Suez crisis attempt by France & Great Britain to seize control of the Suez Canal in 1956
Eisenhower Doctrine Policy of Presdent Eisenhower that stated the the U.S. would use force to help any nation threatened by communism
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) U.S. intelligence-gathering organization.
National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) Government agency that coorinates U.S. efforts
Truman Doctrine Set a new course for American foreign policy.
Red Scare fear that communists were working to destroy America way of .
Smith Act Law that made it unlawful to teach or advocate the vilolent overthrow of us
House Un-American Activites Committee (HUAC) A congregational committee thst investagated possible subversive
Hollywood Ten group of movie writers, directors, and producers who refused to answer HUAC questions about communism
blacklist list of persons who were not hired because of suspected communist ties.
McCarthyism negative catch word for extreme, reckless charges of disloyalty.
Created by: lexi.arterburn