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Chapter 13 Vocab

ch. 13 Vocab

TermDefinition
Charter A constitution
Satellite nations Nations politically and economically controlled by a more powerful country
Iron curtain The political and military barrier that isolated soviet controlled countries of Eastern Europe after ww2
Containment The policy that prevents hostile powers from expanding
Limited war A war fought with a small amount of resource to achieve a limited adjective
Subversion Effort to weaken a society and overthrow it's government
Loyalty review program A policy established by pres. Truman to authorize screening of all federal employees to determine their loyalty to the us government
Perjury Lying when one has sworn under oath to tell the truth
Censure Formal disapproval of an action
Fallout Radioactive particles dispersed by a nuclear explosion
Massive retaliation A policy of threatening to use nuclear weapons against a communist state trying to seize a peaceful state
Brinkmanship The practice of pushing a dangerous limit to force an opponent to back down
Covert Secret or hidden
Developing nation A nation whose economy is primarily agricultural
Military-industrial complex An informal relationship that some people believed to exist between the military and the defense industry to promote greater military spending and influence government policy
Created by: amkemp