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AP World Chapter 32

Ap World History - Summerville High School

TermDefinition
cold war struggle from 1945 to 1989 between the communist and democratic worlds; ended with the collapse of Russia.
eastern bloc the eastern European countries of Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, and Eastern Germany dominated by the Soviet Union during the cold war.
Harry Truman United States president who presided over the end of World War II and the beginnings of the cold war.
iron curtain term coined by Churchill to describe the division between the Western and communist nations.
Marshall Plan 1947 United States program to rebuild Europe and defeat domestic communist movements.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) formed in 1949 under U.S. leadership to group Canada and western Europe against the Soviets.
Warsaw Pact the Soviet response to NATO; made up of Soviets and their European satellites.
welfare state Great Depression-inspired system that increased government spending to provide social insurance and stimulate the economy.
technocrat a new type of bureaucrat trained in the sciences or economics and devoted to the power of national planning; rose to importance in governments after World War II.
Green movement rise during the 1970s in Europe of groups hostile to uncontrolled economic growth.
European Union began by six nations as the European Economic Community (Common Market); by the 21st century incorporated most western European states and was expanding eastward.
new feminism a wave of agitation for women’s rights dating from about 1949; emphasized equality between sexes.
Berlin Wall built in 1961 to prevent the flight of East Germans to the West; dismantled in 1990.
Solidarity Polish labor movement beginning in the 1970s, taking control of the country from the Soviet Union.
Socialist realism Soviet effort to replace Western literature and arts with works glorifying state-approved achievements by the masses.
Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn Russian author of works critical of the Soviet regime; included the trilogy on Siberian prison camps, the Gulag Archipelago.
Nikita Khrushchev leader of the Soviet Union from 1956; attacked Stalinist methods of rule; lost power because of conservative opposition.
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