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SS Cold War

TermDefinition
Superpowers United States and the Soviet Union
Cold War the war of ideals
United Nations peace organization to prevent hot wars
Satellite countries controlled by a more powerful nation
Policy of Containment to hold back on the spread of communism
Truman Doctrine promised to stop the spread of communism
Marshall Plan pumped $13 billion into the reigon
Occupation Zones The Allied Powers occupied and managed a zone
Berlin Airlift cargo planes filled with supplies kept people of West Berlin alive
Warsaw Pact an alliance made up of countries with Communist Governments created by the Soviet Union
CENTO Central Treaty Organization had six members Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan,Great Britain,and the United States
Hot Spot is an area with a lot of tension and where fighting could break out at anytime
Iron Curtain an invisible political line
De-Stalinization reduced the use of terror and released millions of political prisoners
Space Race the two superpowers, The U.S and the Soviet Union competed with one another to conquer outer space
Nuclear Anihilation to completely destroy something
Great Leap Forward a five-year economic plan
Communes 30,000 people lived and work together
Cultural Revolution an effort to rid China of communist opposition
Red Guard revolutionary groups made up mostly of young people
Four Modernizations new policies in industry, culture, science and technology and defense
Domino Theory other countries would fall due to Communists like a row of dominos
Geneva Accords divided Vietnam at the 17th parallel into Communist and non-Communist governments
Blockade close off
General George Marshall suggested that the U.S Congress should give money to the Western European nations
Nikita Khrushchev the leader of the Soviet Union after Stalin died
Mao Zedong was a Chinese Communist leader who started the Cultural Revolution
Deng Xiaopong look Mao Zedong's place and started the Four Modernizations
General Douglas MacAruthur wanted to drop two atomic bombs on China. Truman disagreed and fired him
The Cuban Missile Crisis was a 13-day confrontation in October 1962 between the Soviet Union and Cuba on one side and the United States on the other side
John F. Kennedy was president of the U.S and he announced on television the photograph of the Soviet missiles in Cuba
2 inventions made by Nasa diapers and tang
Neil Armstrong In 1969 was one of the first me to walk on the moon
Edwin "Buzz Aldrin In 1969 was one of the first men to walk on the moon
Stalemate Tie
President Dwight D. Eishehower promised to end the Korean war yet still resist the spread of Communism
Fidel Castro overthrew the dictatorship of Cuban Leader Fulgencio Batista
Jomo Kenyatta wanted freedom from the British just like Kwame Nkrumah
President Richard M. Nixon withdrew the Andrew forces from the Vietnam War
President Lyndon Johnson increased the number of troops in the Vietnam War
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