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Cold War

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 Competition between United States and Soviet Union to develop the technology to successfully land on the moon
Blacklist List of persons who were not hired because of suspected communist
Interstate highway act 1956 law that authorized the spending of $32 billion to build 41,000 miles of highway
Mutually assured destruct Policy In which the US and the Soviet Union hoped to deter nuclear war by building up enough weapons to destroy one another
Brinkmanship Belief that only by going to the brink of war could the the US protect itself against communist aggression
Iron curtain Term coined by Winston Churchill to describe the border between India the soviet satellite states and Western Europe
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Warsaw Pact Military alliance of the Soviet Union and its satellite states
Eisenhower doctrine Policy of president Eisenhower that stated that the US would use force to help any nation threatened by communism
Truman doctrine President Trumans promise to help nations struggling against communist movements
Arms race Contest in which nations compete to build more powerful weapons
38th parallel 38th degrees north of the earths equator plane formed border between south and North Korea
Limited war War fought to achieve only specific goals
Marshall plan Foreign policy that offered economic aid to Western European countries after WW 2
Cold War Worldwide rivalry between the U.S and Soviet Union
Satellite state Independent nation under the control of a more powerful nation
ICBM Guided missile with a minimum range of 5,500 kilometers
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