struggle for power that took place between the united states and the soviet union after WW2
Cold War
a very extremely powerful and dominant nations United Nations, international organization founded in 1945 to promote peace, security, and cooperation among nations
Superpower
ideological barrier that divided eastern and western Europe during the cold war
Iron Curtain
international organization founded in 1945 to promote peace, security, and cooperation among nations
United Nations
the U.S policy of attempting to restrict soviet power and influence around the world by preventing the spread of communism
Containment
U.S aid plan designed to promote economic recovery in Europe after WW2
Marshall Plan
mutual defense pact formed by the U.S, Canada, and Western Europe nations in 1949
nato
a competition between nations to achieve weapons superiority Cultural Revolution, a period of revolutionary upheaval and political persecution in China
arms race
first major battle of the Cold War fought by communist and non-communist
korean war
communist insurgents in South Vietnam
Viet Cong
war between North and South Vietnam
vietnamwar
belief that if Vietnam fell to the communists, the rest of Asia would fall
domino theory
a secret political, economic, or military operation sponsored by a gov't and designed to support a foreign policy
covertaction
easing of Cold War tensions and hostility between the east and west during 1970s
detente
policy of building a weapon arsenal so deadly that no other nation will dare to attack
Deterrence
person who allowed the USSR to build nuclear missile bases in Cuba
Fidel Castro
military pact for the Soviet Union and their allies
Warsaw Pact
Chinese communist leader
maozedong
head and dictator of the Soviet Communists from 1928-1953
Josephstalin
40th president of the United States and helped end the Cold War
ronaldreagan
operation that moved supplies into West Berlin by american and British Planes during Soviet blockade
berlinairlift
meeting between Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt
yaltaconference
prime minister of Great Britain that invented the "Iron Curtain"
winstonchurchill
system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common
communism
policy of Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev
glasnost
small groups of soldiers, often volunteers, who make surprise attacks
guerillas
communist leader of North Vietnam; used guerilla warfare to fight
hochiminh
competition of space exploration between United States and Soviet Union
space race
period of revolutionary upheaval and political persecution in China
Cultural Revolution