political and military barrier that isolated Soviet controlled countries of Eastern Europe after World War 2
Iron Curtain
refers to the Cold War competition over dominance of space exploration capability
Space Race
a marked rise in birthrate, such as occured in the United States following World War 2
Baby Boom
was a competition for supremacy in nuclear warfare between the United States, the Soviet Union, and their respective allies
Arm's Race
1.a treaty of mutual defense and military aid signed at Warsaw on May 14, 1955, by communist states of Europe under Soviet influence
a weapon that derives a large portion of its energy from the nuclear fusion of hydrogen isotopes.
Hydrogen Bomb
1.a body created in the US by Congress after World War II to advise the president
national security council
first used to describe certain nations in the Cold War
Satellite Nations
was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War
Berlin Blockade
1.the theory that a political event in one country will cause similar events in neighboring countries
Domino theory
1.a country in eastern Asia, the third largest and most populous in the world
was a media stereotype prevalent throughout the 1950s to mid-1960s that displayed the more superficial aspects of the Beat Generation
was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953
Joseph Stalin
nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions
Atomic Bomb
an American five-star general and field marshal of the Philippine Army
Douglas MacArthur
were American citizens executed for treason and conspiracy to commit espionage, relating to passing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
is a doctrine of military strategy and national security policy in which a full-scale use of nuclear weapons by two or more opposing sides
mutually assured destruction
historical state in East Asia
was an American government official who was accused of being a Soviet spy in 1948 and convicted of perjury in connection with this charge in 1950
Alger Hiss
military operation in the late 1940s that brought food and other needed goods into West
Berlin Airlift