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Chapter 26 Vocab

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A 1945 international organization formed with the purpose of increasing political/economic cooperation among member countries United Nations
A country that was dominated by the Soviet Nation Satellite Nation
Taking measures to prevent any extension of communist rule to other countries Containment
This phrase came to stand for the division of Europe. Iron Curtain
A conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union in which neither nation directly confronted the other on the battlefield Cold War
This is the principle that the United States should support countries or people threatened by Soviet forces or communist insurrection. Truman Doctrine
This is a program by which the United States gave lots of economic aid to European countries, with the purpose of helping them rebuild their country after World War II. Marshall Plan
This is a military operation in the late 1940s that brought food and other supplies into West Berlin by aircrafts. This happened after East Germany's government, which at the time surrounded West Berlin, had cut off West Berlin's supply routes. Berlin Airlift
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is a military alliance of European and North American democracies founded after World War II, to strengthen international ties between member states- mainly the United States and Europe. NATO
This war was fought in the early 1950s between the United Nations, and it was supported by the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Korean War
38th Parallel North was a circle of latitude in the Northern Hemisphere, which was used as the boundary between North and South Korea before the Korean War. 38th Parallel
The House Un-American Activities Committee was an investigative committee of the House of Representatives. It was originally created in 1938 to discover where the Nazi ties in the United States were. HUAC
10 moviemakers who appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee in October 1947, and refused to answer questions regarding their possible communist affiliations. Hollywood Ten
A list of people whom Hollywood executives condemned for having a Communist background Blacklist
This was a vociferous campaign against alleged communists in the US government, and other institutions carried out under Senator Joseph McCarthy throughout 1950-1954. McCarthyism
The willingness of the United States, under President Eisenhower, to go to the edge of all-out war Brinkmanship
The Central Intelligence Agency was an independent agency of the United States government, with the task of collecting/coordinating intelligence/counterintelligence activities abroad in the national interest. CIA
A military alliance of communist nations in the eastern part of Europe. Warsaw Pact
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