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vocabulary 16

Demontes earls Mrs hunt 4th block

TermDefinition
satellite state country which is in a formal manner sovereign but in fact is controlled or ruled by a larger neighboring predominant power
cold war post-World War II political and economic struggle between the USA and its western European allies against the Soviet Union and its eastern European allies
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.
containment act or policy of preventing the expansion of a hostile power
Marshall plan American plan for rebuilding Europe in the years after World War II
Berlin airlift airlift in 1948 that supplied food and fuel to citizens of west Berlin when the Russians closed off land access to Berlin
north Atlantic treaty organization military alliance formed to counter USSR expansion
Warsaw pect A military alliance of communist nations in eastern Europe. Organized in 1955 in answer to NATO,
38th parallel is a circle of latitude that is 38 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane.
limited war war in which a nation does not use all available weapons and military power
southeast Asia treaty organization was an international organization for collective defense in Southeast Asia created by the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty, or Manila Pact, signed in September 1954 in Manila, Philippines.
arm race competition between countries to achieve superiority in quantity and quality of military arms.
mutually assured destruction a U.S. doctrine of reciprocal deterrence resting on the U.S. and Soviet Union each being able to inflict unacceptable damage on the other in retaliation for a nuclear attack.
massive retaliation is a military doctrine and nuclear strategy in which a state commits itself to retaliate in much greater force in the event of an attack.
brinkmanship the art or practice of pursuing a dangerous policy to the limits of safety before stopping, typically in politics.
nationalized transfer (a major branch of industry or commerce) from private to state ownership or control.
central intelligence agency is one of the principal intelligence-gathering agencies of the United States federal government.
national aeronautics and space administration NASA, U.S. agency in charge of space programs
red scare either of two periods characterized by extreme public fear of Communists and the principles of socialism
smith act U.S. federal law passed in 1940 that made it a criminal offense to advocate violent overthrow of the government or to organize or be a member of any group or society devoted to such advocacy.
huac an investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives.
Hollywood ten ten members of the film industry who were sent to jail for refusing to answer questions about their political beliefs during the HUAC hearings in 1947 (U.S. History)
blackist list of people or products viewed with suspicion or disapproval.
McCarthyism a vociferous campaign against alleged communists in the US government and other institutions carried out under Senator Joseph McCarthy in the period 1950–54
Suez crisis france & great britain attempted to seize control of Suez canal
Eisenhower doctrine policy established by U.S. President Eisenhower in 1957 in which financial and military aid was promised to any Middle Eastern country that fought Communism
turman doctrine
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