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History Chp 19

The Cold War

TermDefinition
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.
containment the policy followed by President Truman in not allowing the spread of communism.
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
Created by: cbstullamore