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Cold War

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cold war a state of political hostility between countries characterized by threats, propaganda, and other measures short of open warfare, in particular.The Cold War was mainly between the United States and the Soviet UnionThe Cold War influenced nearly all aspects
Iron Curtain the notional barrier separating the former Soviet bloc and the West prior to the decline of communism that followed the political events in eastern Europe in 1989.When he spoke of the "Iron Curtain" that had descended from "Stettin in the Baltic to Triest
Truman Doctrine President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideologyThe Truman Doctrine was created to support Greece and Turkey against the Soviet communists
Containment Policy Containment was a United States policy to prevent the spread of communism abroad. A component of the Cold War, this policy was a response to a series of moves by the Soviet Union to enlarge communist influence in Eastern Europe, China, Korea, Africa, and
Marshall Plan a United States program of economic aid for the reconstruction of Europe (1948-1952); named after George MarshallThe Marshall Plan (officially the European Recovery Program, ERP) was the American initiative to aid Europe, in which the United States gave e
United Nation an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security Purposes of the UN - to maintain international peace and security, to safeguard human rights, to provide a mechanism for international law, and to promote soc
NATO The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO; /ˈneɪtoʊ/ NAY-toh; French: Organisation du traité de l'Atlantique Nord (OTAN)), also called the (North) Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was
Warsaw Pact The Treaty of Friendship, Co-operation, and Mutual Assistance, more commonly referred to as the Warsaw Pact, was a mutual defense treaty between 8 communist States of Central and Eastern Europe in existence during the Cold War.
Berlin Airlift airlift in 1948 that supplied food and fuel to citizens of west Berlin when the Russians closed off land access to BerlinThe Berlin airlift happened as a result of the blockade of the Soviet Union, which was aimed at making the Western powers leave Berlin
Eisenhower
Domino Theory the theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries, like a falling domino causing an entire row of upended dominoes to fall.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Detente
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Tet Offensive
26th Amendment
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