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The Cold War

TermDefinition
NATO North American Treaty Organization
Marshall Plan provided aid to Western Europe
Truman Doctrine provided aid to Turkey and Greece
Containment Stop the spread of communism
Satellites Soviet puppet nations
Iron Curtain Imaginary line that separated the east from the west
Cold War A state of tension between the US and USSR
Warsaw Pact Soviet led allinance
Surrogate Wars Vietnam and Korea
Fidel Castro Cuban communist dictator
Cuban Missile Crisis US and USSR almost go to war over nukes in Cuba
Nonaligned Nations Neutrality
Joseph Stalin Soviet communist dictator
John F. Kennedy US President during the Cuban Missile Crisis
Nikita Khrushchev Soviet dictator during the Cuban Missile Crisis
glasnost Opening / allowing some freedom of speech in USSR by Gorbachev
perestroika restructuring in USSR by Gorbachev by allowing some aspects of Capitalism
Vietnam War US and USSR support opposing sides in this conflict that last from 1955-1975
Korean War US and USSR support opposing sides in this conflict that last from 1950-1953
War in Afghanistan Soviets fight the Taliban
Created by: drichardson19