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cold war

history

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 competition between the United States and the Soviet Union to develop the technology to successfully land on the moon
blacklist list of person who were not hired because of suspected communist ties
interstate highway act 1956 law that authorized the spending of $32 billion to build 41,000 miles of highway
mutually assured destruction policy in which the United States 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 United States protect itself against communist aggression
Iron curtain term coined by Winston Churchill to describe the border between the Soviet satellite states and western europe
nato military alliance between several North American and European states
warsaw pact military alliance of the Soviet Union and its satellite states
eisenhower doctrine policy of President Eisenhower that stated that the United States would use force to help any nation threatened by communism
truman doctrine President Trumans promise to help nation struggling against communist movement
arms race contest in which nations compete to build more powerful weapons
38th parallel dividing line between North and South Korea
limited war war fought to achieve only specific goals
marshall plan foreign policy that offered economic aid to the western european countries after world war II
cold war worldwide rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union
satellite state independent nation under the control of a more powerful nation
ICBM ballistic missiles
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