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Cold War

TermDefinition
Iron Curtain the name for the physical boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas from the end of World War II in 1945 until the end of the Cold War in 1991.
Containment a United States policy using numerous strategies to prevent the spread of communism abroad.
Truman Doctrine an American foreign policy whose stated purpose was to counter Soviet geopolitical expansion
Marshall Plan the European Recovery Program, was a U.S. program providing aid to Western Europe following the devastation of World War II. was to halt the spread communism on the European continent.
Berlin Airlift A military operation in the late 1940s that brought food and other needed goods into West Berlin by air after the government of East Germany, which at that time surrounded West Berlin
Korean War fought in the early 1950s between the United Nations, supported by the United States, and the communist Democratic People's Republic of Korea . The war began in 1950, when North Korea invaded South Korea.
Israel The Soviet Union played a significant role in the Arab–Israeli conflict as the conflict was a major part of the Cold War.
John F. Kennedy was president. ... His administration resulted in the peaceful resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis and refrained from further escalation of the Berlin Crisis of 1961.
Fidel Castro established the first communist state in the Western Hemisphere after leading an overthrow of the military dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista in 1959. He ruled over Cuba for nearly five decades, until handing off power to his younger brother Raúl in 2008.
Cuban Missile Crisis A confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union in 1962 over the presence of missile sites in Cuba; one of the “hottest” periods of the cold war.
Berlin Wall East and West Berliners flocked to the wall, drinking beer and champagne and chanting “Tor auf!”
United Nations The UN's mission to preserve world peace was complicated in its early decades during the Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union and their respective allies.
NATO the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is a military alliance of European and North American democracies founded after World War II to strengthen international ties between member states—especially the United States and Europe—and to serve as a counter-b
GI Bill of rights U.S. legislation passed in 1944 that provided benefits to World War II veterans.
Baby Boom used to identify a massive increase in births following World War II. Baby boomers are those people born worldwide between 1946 and 1964, the time frame most commonly used to define them.
McCarthyism was the practice of investigating and accusing persons in positions of power or influence of disloyalty, subversion
Interstate highway system a network of controlled-access highways that forms part of the National Highway System in the United States.
Suburbs a competition of space exploration between the United States and Soviet Union.
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