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US Cold War 1950's

Terms from US Prezi Notes on Cold War

US Policy, general term, of keeping Communism within existing borders. Containment
Economic plan to rebuild Europe. Marshall Plan
Chain of islands in South Pacific where the United States tested nuclear weapons. Bikini Atoll
The first man-made satellite to orbit the Earth Sputnik I
The best way in the early 1950's to protect yourself from an nuclear blast. (At least according to the US Government.) Duck and Cover
HUAC House Un-American Activities Committee.
US Senator who looked for Communists in US Society during the 1950's. Senator Joe McCarthy
This country invaded its southern half and led to a war in the 1950's, after it was divided into two sections at the end of World War II. North Korea
A group of Hollywood screenwriters who were convicted of contempt charges for refusing to answer questions in front of HUAC. The Hollywood Ten
The term that means "Being banned from participating in activities for various reasons." Blacklisted
He headed the FBI for most of its existence. J. Edgar Hoover
The term "MAD" means this... Mutually Assured Destruction
ICBM Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile
The strategy to stand up to the USSR even if it meant almost going to war. Brinksmanship
This Asian country resumed its civil war after WWII, the Communists won and the Nationalists set up their own country on an island off of its mainland. China
DMZ De-Militarized Zone
A cease-fire without declaring a formal end to a war. Armistice
Once one country falls to Communism, the others around it will follow suit Domino Theory
Doing what is best for yourself, in this case, a country doing what is best for itself Self Interest
The ability of a nation's people to choose their own form of government and leaders Self Determination
The name given to the division between Communist and non-Communist countries in Europe Iron Curtain
Post WWII meeting where Big Three set boundaries for post war world Potsdam Conference
World Organization to promote cooperation between nations United Nations
American general and commander of allied forces in Korea General Douglas MacArthur
Nickname for Korean War The Forgotten War
The line of latitude that divides South and North Korea 38th Parallel
A formal agreement to stop fighting, it is not necessarliy the final end to a conflict or war Armistice
The United States' government agency in charge of the efforts to get the country successfully into space. NASA
The policy on HOW we dealt with Communism, where we would help all free people not give in to the pressures, fear, and violence of Communism and promise to use force to help. The Truman Doctrine
Treaty/Agreement that set up UN, divided Germany, called for self-determination of European countries, and called for USSR to declare war on Japan Yalta Agreement
Another name for the Yalta Conference Crimea Conference
Dictatorship governments that take over countries Totalitarian Regimes
Another name for the Marshall Plan European Recovery Program
US General in WWII, Secretary of State for the United States from 1947-1949, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 George Marshall
Created by: dsalvucci


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