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Chapter 13 Vocab

Charter a constitution
Satellite Nations nations politically and economically controlled by a more powerful nation
Iron Curtain the political and military barrier that isolated Soviet-controlled countries of Eastern Europe after WWII
Containment policy of preventing the expansion of a hostile power
Limited War a war fought with limited commitment of resources to achieve a limited objective, such as containing communism
Subversion a systematic attempt to overthrow a government by using persons working secretly from within
Loyalty Review Program policy established by President Truman that authorized the screening of all federal employees to determine their loyalty to the U.S. Government
Perjury lying when one has sworn under oath to tell the truth
Censure to express a formal disapproval of an action
radioactive particles dispersed by a nuclear explosion
Massive Retaliation a policy of threatening a massive response, including the use of nuclear weapons, against a communist state trying to seize a peaceful state by force
Brinkmanship the practice of pushing a dangerous situation to the limit to force an opponent to back down
Covert doing something in secret
Developing Nations a nation whose economy is primarily agricultural
Military-Industriual Complex an informal relationship that some people believe exists between the military and the defense industry to promote greater military spending and influence government policy
Created by: armaynez