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Cold War

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United Nations is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was established on 24 October 1945 after World War II in order to prevent another such conflict.
Iron Curtain The notional barrier separating the former soviet bloc and west prior to the decline of communism.
containment the action of keeping something harmful under control or within limits.
Truman Doctrine the principle that the US should give support to countries or peoples threatened by Soviet forces or communist insurrection. First expressed in 1947 by US President Truman in a speech to Congress seeking aid for Greece and Turkey, the doctrine was seen by
Marshall Plan Program by which the United States gave large amounts of economic aid to European countries to help them rebuild after the devastation of World War II. It was proposed by the United States secretary of state, General George C. Marshall.
Cold War a state of political hostility between countries characterized by threats, propaganda, and other measures short of open warfare, in particular.
Nato is a military alliance of European and North American democracies founded after World War II to strengthen international ties between member states—especially the United States and Europe—and to serve as a counter-balance to the Soviet Union and the Warsa
Warsaw pact A military alliance of communist nations in eastern Europe. Organized in 1955 in answer to NATO, the Warsaw Pact included Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the Soviet Union
brinkmanship The art or practice of pursing a dangerous policy to the limits of safety before stopping typically in policts.
U-Z incident aircraft that takes secret photographs of enemy places) was shot down over the USSR. The pilot Gary Powers survived. The Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev ended a meeting in Paris with US President Eisenhower 11 days later when Eisenhower refused to say he
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