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Cold War

TermDefinition
Baby boom Increase in births between 1945 and 1964.
Consumerism Large-scale buying, much of it on credit.
Nuclear family Ideal or typical household with a father, mother, and children.
Space race The competition between the US and the Soviet Union to develop the technology to successfully land on the moon.
Blacklist List of persons who were not hired because of suspected communist ties.
Interstate Highway Act 1956 law that authorizon the spending of $32 billion to build 41,000miles of highway.
Mutually assured destruction Policy in which the US and the Soviet Union hoped to weapons to destory on another.
Brinkmanship Belief that only by going to the brink of war could the US protect itself against communist aggression.
Iron Curtain Term coined by Winston Churchill to describe the border between the Sovet satellite states and Western Europe.
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Military alliance formed to counter Soviet expansion.
Warsaw Pact Military alliance of the Soviet Union and it's satellite states.
Eisenhower Doctrine Policy of president Eisenhower that stated that the US would you send foresee to help any nation threatened by communism.
Truman Doctrine President Truman's promise to help meeting struggling against communist movements.
Arms race Contest in which nations compete to build more powerful weapons.
38th Parallel Formed the border between North and South Korea.
Limited war War fought to achieve only specific goals.
Marshall Plan Foreign policy that offered economic aid to Western European countries after WW2.
Cold War Worldwide rivalry between US and Soviet Union.
Satellite State Independent nation under the control of a more powerful nation.
ICBM Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. A guided missile primarily designed for nu clear weapons delivery.
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