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Vocabulary

Chapter 16

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1. satellite state small nation under control of a more superior nation
2. Cold War rivalry of the US and SU, 46-year struggle
3. iron curtain term used by Churchill to represent the division of the Soviet satellite and western Europe
4. Truman Doctrine Truman's promise to help nations against communist movements
5. containment policy to keep communists contained
6. Marshall Plan foreign policy to offer aid to Western European countries
7. Berlin Airlift when US and British planes flew supplies into berlin during a Soviet blockade
8. NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization, military alliance to counter Soviet expansion
9. Warsaw Pact military alliance between Soviet Union and satellite states
10. 38th Parallel dividing line of the Koreas
11. Limited War war fought to achieve specific goals
12. SEATO defense alliance used to prevent spread of communism
13. arms race contest when nations compete to build more powerful weapons
14. mutually assured destruction US and SU hoped to deter nuclear war by building up enough weapons to destroy each other
15. massive retaliation policy that threatened to use massive force in response to aggression
16. brinkmanship belief that going to war was the only solution to prevent communism
17. nationalized to place a resource under government control
18. Suez Crisis attempt of France and Brittan to size the Suez Canal
19. Eisenhower Doctrine policy from president Eisenhower that let US use force against any nation threatened by communism
20. CIA Central Intelligence Agency, intelligence gathering organization
21.NASA National Aeronautics and Space Admin. control US in space
22. Red Scare fear of communism
23. Smith Act law that made to unlawful to teach or advocate the violent overthrow of the US government
24. HUAC House Un-American Activities Committee, committee that investigated possible subversive activities within the US
25. Hollywood Ten group of Hollywood people who refused to talk to HUAC about communism
26. blacklist list of people who were not hired because of communist ties
27. McCarthysim negative catchword for extreme reckless charges of disloyalty
Created by: ashley3450