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US History Cold War

Poss Vocab Quiz Quick preparation

TermDefinition
McCarthyism McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence.
HUAC The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) was an investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives. It was originally created in 1938 to uncover citizens with Nazi ties within the United States.
Space Race The Space Race was a 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for supremacy in spaceflight capability.
Containment the action or policy of preventing the expansion of a hostile country or influence.
Domino Theory The domino theory was a theory prominent from the 1950s to the 1980s, that speculated that if one country in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect.
Cold War The Cold War was a state of political and military tension after World War II between powers in the Western Bloc and powers in the Eastern Bloc.
Baby Boom Many Baby's are born in post WWII
GI Bill a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans
Nato North Atlantic countries help each other in times of war
Truman Doctrine The Truman Doctrine was an American foreign policy to stop Soviet imperialism during the Cold War.
Marshall Plan was an American initiative to aid Western Europe, in which the United States gave $13 billion (approximately $130 billion in current dollar value as of August 2015) in economic support to help rebuild Western European economies after the end of World War
Venona Papers the Venona papers is a list of names ostensibly deciphered from codenames contained in the Venona project, an American government effort from 1943-1980 to decrypt coded messages by intelligence forces of the Soviet Union.
Sputnik The First satellite to orbit the earth
Arms Race An arms race, in its original usage, is a competition between two or more parties to have the best armed forces
Satellite States under heavy political, economic and military influence or control from another country.
Berlin Airlift Eastern planes dropped supplies to eastern Berlin because of Soviet blockade
Beatnik displayed the more superficial aspects of the Beat Generation literary movement of the 1950s. Elements of the beatnik trope included, drug use, and pseudo-intellectualism
Brinkmanship Brinkmanship (also brinksmanship) is the practice of trying to achieve an advantageous outcome by pushing dangerous events to the brink of active conflict.
Eisenhower Doctrine Eisenhower promising military or economic aid to any Middle Eastern country needing help in resisting communist aggression
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