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MWH Cold War

Summerville High School

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What two nations were involved in the Cold War USA and Soviet Union
What organization was created to prevent war in 1945 United Nations
How did the USA and Soviet Union differ after the war USA was the richest nation in the world, very little damage following the war and was a capitalist nation. USSR had a lot of damages from the war, were poor from rebuilding and were a socialist nation
What was the “Iron Curtain” A term that describes the division of capitalist and communist nations in Europe during the cold war
What was containment US policy to stop the spread of communism worldwide.
Define Marshall Plan Plan for the US to give food and other aid to European nations to recover from war
How did the United States and Britain react to the Soviet blockade of Berlin The Berlin Airlift, carrying goods to Berlin over the blockade
What was the Warsaw Pact An agreement between the Soviet Union and other Eastern European nations, promising to defend each other if they were attacked
What countries were included in NATO USA, Canada, and Western European nations
Define brinkmanship The willingness of a powerful nation to go to the brink of war
What was Sputnik the first satellite launched into space, by the Soviets in 1957
What was the U-2 incident An American spy plane shot down by the USSR in 1960
What was the name of the policy to contain the spread of communism? The Truman Doctrine
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