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a state of tension and hostility among nations without armed conflict between the major rivals
cold war
cold war policy of limiting communism to areas already under Soviet Union
containment
policy set forth by congress that "...the policy of the U.S. to support free people who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minoritites or outside pressure"
truman doctrine
massive aid package offered by the U.S. to Europe to strengthen democratic governments and help European countries rebuild form WWII (offered to alot byt only democratic take)
marshall plan
dependent states
satellites
communist information bureau set up to spread communism like comintern
cominform
military alliance formed by the Soviet Union and seven satellites in Eastern Europe
warsaw pact
north atlantic treaty organization; U.S., canada, and nine western european countries in a military alliance that pleged to help one another if attacked
NATO
nation strong enough to influence the acts and policies of other nations
superpower
not allied with either side in a conflict
nonaligned
widespread fear of communism
red scare
division/border between north and south korea
38th parallel
division/border between north and south vietnam
17th parallel
U.S. plot to train anti-castro cuban exiles to invade cuba and remove castro from power
bay of pigs invasion
tense situation between Soviet Union and U.S. that resulted from the Soviet Union building missile bases in Cuba
cuban missile crisis
easing of tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union in the 1970s
detente
the first artificial satellite sent into orbit by the Soviet Union
sputnik
policy of openness instituted by Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the 1980s
glasnost
restructuring of the soviet government and economy in the 1980s
perestroika