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moderate
Middle-of-the-road
surplus
Excess
arms race
Building more and more weapons in an effort to surpass another’s
military strength
domino theory
Belief that if one nation falls to communism, others will also fall
summit
Meeting of heads of government
peaceful coexistence
Policy in which superpowers agree to compete with one another
but avoid war
productivity
Ability to produce more goods with the same amount of labor
standard of living
Measure of people’s overall wealth and quality of life
affluence
Wealth
baby boom
Nation’s soaring birthrate during the 1950s
ghetto
Neighborhoods inhabited mainly by poor minority groups
automation
Producing goods using mechanical and electronic devices
materialism
Focus on obtaining money and possessions rather than an interest in spiritual
matters