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Chapter 12 Vocab

Social Studies

Division between Eastern and Western Europe during the Cold War Iron Curtain
Policy of holding back or stopping communism Containment
Delivery of supplies by airplane Airlift
A war without actual combat Cold War
Secret attempts to overthrow a government from within Subversion
Spying Espionage
The crime of lying under oath Perjury
Formally criticize Censure
Rise in prices Inflation
Truman's postwar program aimed at solving some of the economic problems after WWII Fair Deal
An agreement where a business owner only hires union members Closed shop
End the system of separating races Desegregate
A region in which no military forces are allowed Demilitarized zone
An amount left over after meeting all expenses Surplus
Competition between countries for stronger military power Arms race
Meeting of the heads of government Summit
Measure of the economic comfort enjoyed by a group Standard of living
Having greater wealth Affluence
Focus on collecting money and possessions Materialism
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