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Cold War Era

Social Studies vocabulary for Chapter 12

affluence having wealth
airlift delivery of supplies by airplane
arms race competition between countries for stronger military power
censure to formally critize
closed shop the practice businesses hiring only union workers
Cold War a war in which two enemies do not fight in combat but compete and conflict in other ways
containment a policy of holding back or stopping communism
demilitarized zone region where military forces are not allowed
desegregate to end the system of separating races
espionage spying
Fair Deal a program aimed at solving some of the nation's economic problems after WWII
inflation increase in prices
iron curtain a symbolic division between East and West in Europe during the Cold War
materialism focus on collecting money and possessions
perjury the crime of lying under oath
subversion attempts to overthrow or undermine a government by secretly working within that government
summit meeting of heads of governments
surplus amount left over
standard of living a measure of the necessities and comforts enjoyed by an individual or group
Truman Doctrine a promise from President Truman that the US would help any free nation resisting Communist aggression
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