A state of political and military tension after World War 2. Between United States and Soviet Union.
Cold War
A term for the classof wageearners in a capitalist society.
Proletariat
Relating toa system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state.
Totalitarian
Dividing Europe into two separate areasfrom the end of world war 2 in 1945 until the end of the cold war in 1991.
iron curtain
Established on October 24, 1945. An Intergovermental organization to promote international cooperation
united nations
United States policy using numerous strategies to prevent the spread of communism aboard.
Containment
American foreign policy created to counter soviet geopolitical spread during the Cold War
truman doctrine
An American initiative to aid Western Europe, in which the U.S. gave over 12 billion dollars
the marshall plan
He was Cheif of Staff of the United States Army, served under presidents FDR and Harry S. Truman
George marshall
U.S, British, and Soviet military forces divide and occupied germany.
berlin airlift
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
nato
Chinese communist, Chairman of the Communist Party of China in 1949
mao zedong
National Security Council of 1947
NSC-68
First used to describe certain nations in the Cold War, Nations that were aligned with, but also under the influence of the Soviet Union
satellite nations
A circle of latitude that is 38 degrees north of Earthsequator
38th parallel
The theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries
domino theory
The continental portion of Southeast Asia lying east of India
Indochina
A Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was prime minister and president of Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh
A circle of latitude that is 17 degrees north of the Earths equator
17th parallel
A Cuban politician who governed the republic of cuba as prime minister from 1959 to 1976
Fidel Castro
House Unamerican Activities Committee
Huac
American goverment official who was accused of being a soviet spy in 1948
Alger hiss
U.S. citizens who spiedfor the Soviet Union
Julius and ethel Rosenberg
A U.S. politician who was a Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 to 1957.
Joseph mccarthy