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Cold War

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Untied Nations an international organization formed in 1945 to increase political and economic cooperation among member countries. The organization works on economic and social development programs, improving human rights and reducing global conflicts.
Satellite Nations The Warsaw Pact nations, other than the former Soviet Union itself, were commonly called satellites of the Soviet Union.
Iron Curtain Europe's division between a mostly democratic Western Europe and a communist Eastern Europe.
Containment a policy directed at blocking soviet influence and preventing the expansion of communism.
Truman Doctrine an American foreign policy created to counter Soviet geopolitical spread during the Cold War
Marshall Plan A 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.
NATO a military alliance of Western European and North American democracies founded after World War II to strengthen international ties between member states—especially the United States and Europe
Warsaw Pact A military alliance of communist nations in eastern Europe. Organized in 1955 in answer to NATO
Brinkmanship the art or practice of pursuing a dangerous policy to the limits of safety before stopping, typically in politics.
U-2 Incident The 1960 U-2 incident occurred during the Cold War on 1 May 1960, during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the premiership of Nikita Khrushchev, when a United States U-2 spy plane was shot down while in Soviet airspace.
Created by: DavidBrown