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chap 16 vocab

satellite states controlled by soviet union
Cold war THE 46 years of struggle
iron curtain term coined by by Winston Churchill to describe the the border between the soviet satellite states and western Europe
Truman doctrine pres.Truman promise to aid nations struggling against communist movements
containment George f. Kennan presented a blueprint for the American policy its goal was to keep communism contained
Marshall plan the plan was over the next four years the united states gave about 13 billion in grants and loans in western Europe
Berlin airlift demonstrated to west Berlin soviet union and the world how far the united states would go to protect noncommunist parts of Europe and contain communism
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Formed in 1949 provided the military alliance to counter the Soviet expansion.
Warsaw Pact In response the Soviet Union and its satellite states formed a rival military alliance.
Limited War War fought to achieve only specific goals.
Southeast Asia Treaty organization(SEATO) Defensive alliance aimed at preventing the spread of communism.
Arms Race Contest in which nations compete to build more powerful weapons.
Mutually Assured Destruction Would prevent either Country from actually using a nuclear device against the other
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 government control.
Suez Crisis Attempt by France and Great Britain to seize control of the Suez Canal in 1956
Eisenhower Doctrine Policy of President Eisenhower that US would use force to help any nation that is threatened by communism
Central intelligence Agency(CIA) An intelligence gathering organization
National Aeronautics and Space administration(NASA) To coordinate the space related efforts of American Scientist and the Military.
Red Scare The fear of communism
Smith Act To cripple the communist party in the USA.
House UN-American Activities Committee (HUAC) To investigate possible subversive activities by fascists, Nazis or Communists.
Hollywood ten Refuse to answer questions asserting their 5th amendment right against self incrimination.
Blacklist A list of entertainment figures who should not be hired because they are suspected communist.
38th parallel in north Korea the soviets installed a communist government and equipped its armed forces
McCarthyism Extreme reckless charges
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