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The Cold War

TermDefinition
satellite state States that were controlled by the Soviet Union
Cold War Worldwide conflict between the United States and Soviet Union, which lasted from 1945-1989
iron curtain Term coined by Winston Churchill representing the dividing line between Communist Soviet and Democratic west.
Truman Doctrine Pres. Truman promise to aid nations struggling against communist movements. This set a new course for American foreign policy
George F. Kennan An American diplomat and a leading authority on the Soviet Union. He outlined containment.
containment A blueprint for American policy that George F. Kennan created
Marshall Plan Made by George Marshall, to help countries in Europe recover from WWI
Berlin airlift In June 1948, Germany shut down anything involving with West Berlin. The United States tried to help lift West Berlin and protect them.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Formed in 1949, helped provide the military alliance to counter Soviet expansion.
Warsaw Pact In 1955, West Germany became a member of NATO; the Soviet Union and its satellite states formed a rival military alliance. Pledged to defend one another if attacked
Created by: mariahchanel