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12 Cards in this Set

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An invisible Wall that divded the capitalist west from the communist east.
iron curtain
if one country falls to communism, others will follow.
domino theory
countries controlled politically and economically by the Soviet Union
satellite nations
a competition between two or more countries for military supremacy
arms race
an indirect conflict that existed between the U.S. and the Soviet Union from 1945 to the 1980
cold war
the U.S. cold war policy of preventing communism from expanding past the borders set after World War II.
alliance of 12 nations that stated an attack against one would be viewed as an attack agains all
Nations that are not allied with either side
Dependence of countries on goods, resources, and knowledge from other parts of the world
type of government systems where all wealth and property would be controlled by the community as a whole
nations strong enough to influence the acts and policies of other nations
the communist countries of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union formed this organization in response to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Warsaw Pact