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Cold War

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Cold War about fifty years of intense conflict between the US and the USSR that never actually resulted in the two countries fighting each other
containment policy of keeping communism from spreading
Berlin Wall set up in Berlin after the failure of the Berlin Airlift; recognized as an "iron curtain" of sorts
Berlin Airlift The USSR set up a blockade of Berlin; the US responded by dropping supplies by air to the East Germans
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization; organization of democratic countries
Joseph McCarthy senator who encouraged the Red Scare in the US
Nikita Khrushchev leader of Russia during the Cuban Missile Crisis
Korean War the forgotten war; occurred because North Korea invaded South Korea (crossed the 38th parallel); the US supported South Korea; armistice ended the war and no changes were made
Iron Curtain imaginary boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas from the end of World War II in 1945 until the end of the Cold War in 1991
Red Scare Americans were afraid that their government would become a communist government. There was an overall fear of communists.
communism a political system where the major resources in a society—such as mines, factories, and farms—are owned by the public or the state, and wealth is divided among citizens equally or according to individual need.
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