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Series of events between U.S. and USSR where they compete for global dominance without directly fighting each other (capitalism vs. Communism)
U.S. foreign policy that was supposed to keep communism from spreading
A term popularized by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to describe the Soviet Union's policy of isolation during the Cold War. The barrier isolated Eastern Europe from the rest of the world.
Truman Doctrine 1947 - Stated that the U.S. would support any nation threatened by Communism.
airlift in 1948 that supplied food and fuel to citizens of west Berlin when the Russians closed off land access to Berlin
Marshall Plan Introduced by Secretary of State George G. Marshall in 1947, he proposed massive and systematic American economic aid to Europe to revitalize the European economies after WWII and help prevent the spread of Communism.
Created in 1949-Nations in Western Europe who were friendly towards the US.
Created in 1955-Nations in Eastern Europe who were dominated by the USSR.
Countries dependent upon and dominated by the Soviet Union
An international organization formed after WWII to promote international peace, security, and cooperation.
Cold war competition between the U.S. and Soviet Union to build up their respective armed forces and weapons
Dividing line between North and South Korea. Ended in stalemate.
President Eisenhower's theory that if Vietnam fell communist, other countries would also soon fall communist; like dominoes. Therefore, it was important to keep Vietnam from falling communist
A wall separating East and West Berlin built by East Germany in 1961 to keep citizens from escaping to the West
Became president when FDR died; gave the order to drop the atomic bomb