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cold war

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cold war a state of political hostility between countries characterized by threats, propaganda, and other measures short of open warfare
iron curtain the name for the imaginary boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas from the end of the world war2 in 1945 until the end of the cold war in 1991- between the soviet union and the us and its allies
tuman doctrine a promise tosupport any country fighting communism
marshall plan the US initiative to aid westaern europe - the united states gave economic assistance to help re buid western europe ecomicsafter the end of WWII
berlin airlift a massive and successful effortt feed and supply west berlinafter the Soviet Union had placed a blocade aroundthe city
containment policy beginning with the presidenttruman, US president sought tostop the spread of communism inthe world
mao zedong led a communist revelutionin china in1949
korean war communist North korea invaded south korea and the US came to the aid of south korea
sputnik the first man-made satellite- created and launched by the soviet union in 1957, it egan a new age of space exploration and startedthe space race
House un-americanactvities committee ceated in1938 to investigate alleged diloyalty and subversive on the part of privete citizen , publicemployes, and those irganizations suspepected of having communistties
rosenburgtrail a court case involving julius and ethel rosenburg, anamerican couple who were executedin 1953 as spies of soviet union. some have argued that therosenburges were innocent victums of mccarthy- era hysterical against communist or of anti-semitism
venona papers realesed in 1997, this rport revealed the identites of several americans who had sped of the soviet union,including julius rosenburg.
McCathyism a csmpaign against alleged communists in the US government and other institutions carried out out unde rsenitor joseph McCathy in the period 1950-54
jonas salk developed a successful vaccine topreven polio
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