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Cold War Vocab

TermDefinition
Arms race Contest in which nations compete to build more powerful weapons
Baby boom Increase in births between 1945 and 1964
Blacklist List of persons who were not hired because of suspected communist ties
Brinkmanship Belief that only by going to the brink of war could the United States protect itself again communist aggression
Cold War Worldwide rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union
Consumerism Large-scale buying, much of it on credit
Eisenhower doctorine Policy of president Eisenhower that stated that the United States would use force to help any nation threatened by communism
ICBM A type of missile that can fly from one continent to another
Interstate highway act 1956 law that authorized the spending of $32 billion to build 41,000 miles of highway
Iron curtain Term coined by Winston Churchill to describe the border between the soviet satellite states Western Europe
Marshall plan Foreign policy that offered economic aid to Western European countries after World War II
Mutually assured destruct Policy in which the United States and the Soviet Union hoped to deter nuclear war by building up enough weapons to destroy one another
NATO Military alliance formed to counter soviet expansion
Nuclear family Ideal or typical household with a father, mother, and children
Satellite state Independent nation under the control of a more powerful nation
Space race The competition between the United States and the Soviet Union to develop the technology to successfully Land on the moon
Truman doctorine President trumans promise to help nations struggling against communist movements
Warsaw Pact Military alliance of the Soviet Union and its satellite States
38th parallel UN forced communists back to 38th parallel. Cease-fire is signed, with border at 38th parallel
Limited war War fought to achieve only specific goals
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