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U.S. History

Topic 10 "Cold War"

Yalta Conference 1945 Strategy meeting between Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin
Potsdam Meeting between Truman and Stalin that lead to Truman fearing Stalin had a plan of "world conquest"
Iron Curtain Term coined by Winston Churchill to describe the border between the Soviet satellite states and Western Europe
Truman Doctrine Presidents Truman's promise to help nations struggling against communist movement starting with Greece and Turkey.
Marshall Plan Foreign policy that offered economic aid to Western Europe countries after World War II
NATO Military alliance formed to counter Soviet expansion and communist movements
Warsaw Pact Military alliance of the Soviet Union and its satellite states
Korean War War between North and South Korea, in which the United States fought for the South, and China was was assisted by the Soviet Union fought for the North.
38th parallel The dividing line between North and South Korea which divided it into two independent countries.
Douglas MacArthur General and WWII hero who was pivotal in the Korean War. He developed a plan to drive back the invaders of South Korea
McCarthyism Negative catchword for extreme, reckless charges of disloyalty
Brinkmanship Belief that only by going to the brink of war could the United States protect itself against communist aggression.
Communism a socioeconomic system structured upon common ownership of production and the absence of social classes.
Central Intelligence Agency U.S. intelligence gathering organization
House Un-American Activities Committee Congressional committee that investigated possible subversive activities within the United States
Created by: Mr. Peirce