a soviet spy
alger hiss
the 33rd president of the united states of america
Harry Truman
leader of the soviet union
joseph stalin
5 star general during wwII
douglas Mcarthur
the 34th president of the USA
Dwight Eisenhower
a competition between nations for superiority in the development and accumulation of weapons, especially between the US and the former Soviet Union during the Cold War
arms race
the action of keeping something harmful under control or within limits
contianment
the art or practice of pursuing a dangerous policy to the limits of safety before stopping, typically in politics.
brinkmanship
was an American initiative to aid Western Europe, in which the United States gave over $12 billion
Marshall plan
A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions
atomic bomb
The Berlin Blockade (24 June 1948 – 12 May 1949) was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War
The Berlin Blockade
is a city on the border of Berlin, Germany. Sanssouci Palace was once the summer home of Frederick the Great, former King of Prussia
postdam
The Truman Doctrine was an American foreign policy created to counter Soviet geopolitical spread during the Cold War. It was first announced to Congress by President Harry S. Truman on March 12, 1947
Truman Doctrine
the theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries, like a falling domino causing an entire row of upended dominoes to fall
domino theory
The Warsaw Pact, formally the Treaty of Friendship, Co-operation, and Mutual Assistance and sometimes, informally
Warsaw pact
Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite. The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957
sputnik
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949
NATO
The 1960 U-2 incident occurred during the Cold War on 1 May 1960, during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the premiership of Nikita Khrushchev, when a United States U-2 spy plane was shot down while in Soviet airspace
u2 incident
is the promotion of fear of a potential rise of communism or radical leftism.
red scare
in U.S. history, 10 motion-picture producers, directors, and screenwriters who appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee in October 1947, refused to answer questions regarding their possible communist affiliations, and, after spending time in prison for contempt of Congress
hollywood ten