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Ch. 27, Cold War

The start of the Cold War

This country was divided into four zones of occupation following WWII. Germany
This city was divided into four zones of occupation following WWII. Berlin
conflict in which the United States and the Soviet Union sought power and influence through threats, propaganda, military buildup, aid to nations, and "proxy" wars. Cold War
Western alliance against communism NATO
Soviet led alliance against NATO and the West Warsaw Pact
US policy during the Cold War designed to stop the spread of communism containment policy
policy where the US would provide military and economic aid to countries directly threatened by communism Truman Doctrine
US aid program to send $13 billion to Western Europe following WWII to rebuild their economies so they do not have communist revolutions Marshall Plan
Imaginary barrier separating Western and Eastern Europe (capitalism and communism) iron curtain
Soviet attempt to get the city of West Berlin to turn to them and to get the French, British, and Americans to leave the city by cutting off supplies Berlin Blockade
US, French, and British answer to the Berlin Blockade where they delivered supplies to the people of West Berlin Berlin Airlift
Idea that if one nation fell to communism, the nations surrounding it would also fall domino theory
line along which North Korea and South Korea are separated 38th parallel
fear and paranoia of Communists and Soviet sympathizers following WWII Red Scare
Senator from Wisconsin who often blindly accused people of disloyalty and communist sympathies as a way of attracting political popularity or smearing his opponents Joseph McCarthy
Created by: mrfordglobal