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The Cold War

Superpowers Russia and USA were the two most powerful countries in the world
Iron Curtain a division between democratic countries in the west and unfree countries in the east.
satellite states communist countries under the control of the Soviet Union.
the Truman Doctrine America's response to Soviet control of eastern Europe. It declared that the US would aid other countries to resist communism.
containment the US policy that aimed to halt the spread of communism and contain it to countries where it was already established.
the Marshall Plan The USA gave financial aid to Europe for its rebuilding after WW2 to prevent poverty which they felt led to spread of communism.
peaceful co-existence a policy developed by Khrushchev to enable capitalism and communism to exist side by side peacefully in the world.
detente an easing of tensions between the Cold War superpowers.
Glasnost a policy of openness introduced by Gorbachev which allowed people to criticise the communist system
Perestroika a policy introduced by Gorbachev aimed at rebuilding the economy of the Soviet Union
Arms race the competitive research and spending of the superpowers to build powerful nuclear weapons
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