A competition between nations to expand their stock pile of weapons and armaments in order to gain a military superiority over other nations.
The supply of West Berlin by American and British planes during a Soviet blockade in 1948-1949.
The state of hostility, without actual warfare, that existed between the United States and the Soviet Union from the end of World War II until the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Policy in which nations agree to protect one another against attack.
A policy of checking the expansion or influence of a hostile power or ideology, as by the creation of strategic alliances or support of client states in areas of conflict or unrest.
A theory that if one nation comes under Communist control, then neighboring nations will also come under Communist control.
"openness"was the new policy of Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to encourage political debate and criticism in the Soviet Union. It was coupled with "perestroika" to decentralize administration and reward individual enterprise
Group of people in the film industry who were jailed for refusing to answer congressional questions regarding Communist influence in Hollywood in the late 1940s.
the "boundary" that divided Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe from Western European nations not under Soviet domination.
Chinese Communist leader and theorist. A founder of the Chinese Communist Party
European Recovery Program, project instituted at the Paris Economic Conference (July, 1947) to foster economic recovery in certain European countries after World War II
The practice of publicizing accusations of political disloyalty of accusing a person of subversive activities without sufficient evidence.
military mutual-defense pact
A country dominated politically and economically by another nation, especially by the Soviet Union during the cold war.
the Soviet Union launched the first man-made earth satellite
The purpose of the this document was to aid countries that were the targets of Communist expansionism
Military alliance between the Soviet Union and nations of Eastern Europe, formed in 1955
A parallel of latitude that in East Asia roughly demarcates North and South Korea.
Anti-communist activist who stated that communists were taking over the government.
A form of government when the government of a country controls the distribution of property and all economic activities.
The policy that Nixon adopted to help ease Cold War tension. Nixon visited China and Moscow, using this as a guideline.
37th US president
It was a socialist state that spanned most of Europe and Asia during its existence from 1922 to 1991.
34th US president
The US would take whatever means necessary to protect Middle Eastern countries from communist attacks.
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