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Chapter 16 Vocab

TermDefinition
satellite state independent nation under control of a more powerful nation
Cold War worldwide rivalry between U.S. and S.U.
iron curtain describe the border between the Soviet satellite states and East Europe
Truman Doctrine Truman's promise to help nations struggling against communist
containment policy of keeping communism contained within its existing borders
Marshall Plan foreign policy offered economic aid to W. Europe after WWII
Berlin airlift U.S. and British flew supplies to W. Berlin during Soviet blockade
NATO military alliance to counter Soviet expanision
Warsaw Pact military alliance of S.U. and satellite state
38th parallel dividing line between N. and S. Korea
Limited war war fought to achieve to certain goals
SEATO defensive alliance aimed at preventing communist aggression in Asia
arms race nations compete to build powerful weapons
mutually assured destruction U.S. and S.U hoped to deter nuclear war by building up enough weapons to destroy another
massive retaliation policy of threatening to use massive force in response to aggression
brinkmanship belief that only going to the brink of war the U.S protect itself against communist aggression
nationalize place a resource under government control
Suez crisis attempt by France and Britain to seize control of the Suez Canal
Eisenhower Doctrine Eisenhower stated that the U.S. would use force to help any nation threatened by communist
CIA intelligence-gathering organization
NASA agency that coordinates U.S. efforts in space
Red Scare fear that communist were working to destroy Americans way of life
Smith Act unlawful to teach or advocate the violent overthrow U.S. government
HUAC committee that investigated possible activities in the U.S
Hollywood Ten group of movie writers, directors, and producers who refuse to answer HUAC questions about communist
blacklist list of person who were not hired because of communist ties
McCarthyism negative word for catchword for extreme, reckless charges of disloyalty
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