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Cold War

satellite state A country that was economically and politically dependent on the Soviet Union
policy of containment keep communism within its existing boundaries and prevent further Soviet aggressive moves
deterrence This policy held that huge arsenals of nuclear weapons on both sides prevented war
domino theory Theory that a political problem will effect other neighboring countries
Heavy industry the manufacture of machines and equipment for factories and mines
de-Stalinization The process of eliminating the more ruthless policies of Stalin
Welfare state a state in which the government takes responsibility for providing citizens with services and a minimal standard of living
bloc a group of nations with a common purpose
real wages the actual purchasing power of income
Created by: Cam_alexander