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arms race
competition between superpowers for military superiority
automation
technique that uses mechanical or electronic devices to produce goods
bloc
group of nations
coalition
temporary alliance
cold war
era of political tension without armed conflict
containment
policy designed to prevent the spread of communism
detente
improvement in American-Soviet relations during the cold war
dissident
critic of the Communist party or regime
double-digit inflation
rise of 10 percent or more in the general level of prices
embargo
trade blockade
ideology
political and economic philosophy
imperial presidency
increased presidential power; subject to abuse
intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)
long-range rockets that can target far-off locations
iron curtain
Soviet-made imaginary barrier separating Eastern and Western Europe
middle power
nation economically strong and influential, if not militarily so
multicultural
made up of people from many ethnic groups
peaceful coexistence
policy that allowed for competition between parties, rather than war
racial segregation
separation of the races
satellite
nation controlled by the Soviet Union
separatism
movement favoring the independence of Quebec from Canada
stagflation
economic trend caused by inflation plus high unemployment
superpower
country unequaled in military power or political influence
trade deficit
when more goods are imported than exported
welfare state
when the government provides programs for the good of its citizens