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Cold War

Cold war study guide

Nations that are much more powerful than the other nations of the world are called super powers
The United States led an organization called NATO
The Soviet Union led an organization called The Warsaw pact
a United States policy to prevent the spread of communism abroad Containment
if one state in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow The Domino theory
The Soviet Union ceased to exist in 1991
imaginary barrier separating Soviet-controlled countries and the free world The Iron Curtain
in October, 1962 a confrontation of threats between Kennedy and Khrushchev The Cuban Missile Crisis
the President of the Soviet Union beginning in 1985 who ushered in a new era of social and economic reforms Mikhail Gorbachev
How did the Marshall Plan affect Western Europe? It helped those countries rebuild their economies beyond pre-WWII levels
Created by: kturner18atu