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Harry S. Truman
Democratic president 1945-53; "The buck stops here."; showed an extraordinary capacity for quick, effective, yet restrained action
"The buck stops here."
sign on Harry Truman's desk; The saying "the buck stops here" derives from the slang expression "pass the buck" which means passing the responsibility on to someone else.
system of government where society as a whole (represented by the Commmunist Party) owns and controls property and the means of production (land, labor, capital)
satellite nations
nations that were held under Societ domination
To get rid of people considered undesirable
"Iron Curtain"
used by Winston Churchill in 1946 in a speech in Fulton, Missouri to describe the demarcation (differences) between democratic and communist countries
buffer zone
safety zone
promise of the communists
to abolish poverty, privilege, and private property; they guaranteed productive work, shelter, education, health care, and a classless society
guerrilla warfare
armed bands that are not a part of a regular military unit
Truman policy to prevent the further spread of communism; based on the belief that foreign policy goals of the Soviets included conquering other nations