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Truman Doctrine The Truman Doc- trine stated that the United States would provide money to countries (in this case, Greece) threatened by Communist expan- sion.
Dean Acheson U.S. Secretary of State
Marshall Plan was designed to rebuild the prosperity and stability of war-torn Europe
satellite states refers to a country that is formally independent, but under heavy political and economic influence or control by another country.
policy of containment to keep communism within its existing boundaries and prevent further Soviet aggressive moves.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organiza- tion (NATO) formed in April 1949 when Belgium, Luxembourg, France, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Portugal, and Iceland signed a treaty with the United States and Canada
Warsaw Pact In 1955, the Soviet Union joined with Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Romania in a formal military alliance
Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) To stem Soviet aggression in the East, the United States, Great Britain, France, Pakistan, Thailand, the Philippines, Australia, and New Zealand formed
The Central Treaty Organization (CENTO) included Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Great Britain, and the United States, was meant to prevent the Soviet Union from expanding to the south.
deterrence This policy held that huge arsenals of nuclear weapons on both sides prevented war.
Nikita Khrushchev emerged as the new leader of the Soviet Union in 1955, tried to take advantage of the American concern over missiles to solve the problem of West Berlin.
domino theory a theory prominent from the 1950s to the 1980s, that speculated that if one state in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect.
Heavy industry the manufacture of machines and equipment for factories and mines
de-Stalinization The process of eliminating the more ruthless policies of Stalin
Alexander Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist, historian, and critic of Soviet totalitarianism. He helped to raise global awareness of the gulag and the Soviet Union's forced labour camp system.
Tito Josip Broz, known as Tito, had been the leader of the Communist resistance move- ment.
Alexander Dubcˇ ek In January 1968 was elected first secretary of the Communist Party.
Imre Nagy the Hungarian leader, declared Hungary a free nation on November 1, 1956, and promised free elections.
Charles de Gaulle The history of France for nearly a quarter of a century after the war was dom- inated by one man — the war hero in 1946, de Gaulle helped establish a new govern- ment called the Fourth Republic.
welfare state state in which the government takes responsibility for providing citizens with services and a minimal standard of living.
European Economic Community (EEC) The EEC was a free-trade area made up of the six member nations.
bloc a group of nations with a common purpose
real wages the actual purchasing power of income
John F. Kennedy At age 43, became the youngest elected president in the history of the United States.
Martin Luther King, Jr., August 1963, The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of a growing movement for racial equality, led a march on Washington, D.C., to drama- tize the African American desire for equality.
consumer society a society preoccupied with buying goods
women’s liberation movement By the late 1960s, women had begun to assert their rights again. In the late 1960s came renewed interest in feminism
Simone de Beauvoir Of great importance to the emergence of the post- war women’s liberation movement was the work of Simone de Beauvoir (duh•boh•VWAHR). In 1949, she published her highly influential work, The Second Sex.
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