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United Nations (UN)
an international peacekeeping organization to which most nations in the world belong, founded
North AtlanticTreaty Organization (NATO)
a defensive military alliance formed in 1949 by ten Western European
leader of the nationalist government in China. US supported Chiang by giving aids
When Chiang Kai-shek was defeated in China, where did he set up his Nationalist gov't?
House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)
a congressional committee that investigated Communist influence inside
the hydrogen bomb—a thermonuclear weapon much more powerful than the atomic bomb
John Foster Dulles
Dulles played a major role in designing the Dawes Plan that reduced German payments and temporarily resolved the reparations issue by having American firms loan money to German states and private companies; the money…
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
the Central Intelligence Agency—a U.S. agency created to gather secret
For the first few years after Stalin's death in 1953, a group of leaders shared power. As time went by, however, one man did gain power. Like Stalin, he believed that communism would take …
Francis Gary Powers
Who was the US pilot of the U2 plane that was shot down in the USSR?