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Baby boom A period marked by a significant increase of birth rate
Consumerism the protection or promotion of the interests of consumers.
Nuclear family a couple and their dependent children, regarded as a basic social unit.
Space race the competition between ( US and USSR) nations regarding achievements in the field of space exploration.
Blacklist a list of people viewed with suspicion or disapproval.
Interstate highway act The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, popularly known as the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act (Public Law 84-627), was enacted on June 29, 1956, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the bill into law.
Mutually assured destruction mutually assured destruction (MAD) is a doctrine of military strategy and national security policy in which a full-scale use of nuclear weapons by two or more opposing sides would cause the complete annihilation of both the attacker and the defender
Iron curtain the notional barrier separating the former Soviet bloc and the West prior to the decline of communism
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is a military alliance of European and North American democracies founded after World War II
Warsaw Pact formally the Treaty of Friendship, Co-operation, and Mutual Assistance and sometimes, informally, WarPac. was a collective defence treaty among the Soviet Union and seven Soviet satellites
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
Arms race a competition between nations for superiority in the development and accumulation of weapons, especially between the US and the former Soviet Union during the Cold War.
The 38th parallel The 38th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 38 degrees north of the equator.The 38th parallel north formed the border between North and South Korea prior to the Korean War.
Limited war a war in which the weapons used, the nations or territory involved, or the objectives pursued are restricted in some way
Marshal 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.
Cold war the state of political hostility that existed between the Soviet bloc countries and the US-led Western powers from 1945 to 1990.
Satellite countries nations that were aligned with, but also under the influence and pressure of, the Soviet Union.
ICBM intercontinental ballistic missile
Eisenhower doctrine Under the Eisenhower Doctrine, a country could request American economic assistance and/or aid from U.S. military forces
Brinksmanship the art or practice of pursuing a dangerous policy to the limits of safety before stopping, typically in politics.
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