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Besides giving educational benefits to returning veterans, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1994 (the GI Bill of Rights) was partly intended to

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Among the greatest beneficiaries of the post-World War II economic "boom" were

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Among the primary causes of the long postwar economic expansion were

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The two regions that gained most in population and new industry in the postwar economic expansion were

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The federal government played a large role in the growth of the Sunbelt through

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Among the federal policies that contributed to the postwar migration from the inner critics to the suburbs were

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The postwar "baby-boom" populaiton expansion contributed to

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Among President Harry Truman's most valuable qualities as a leader were

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The failure of the new United Nations to sustain a spirit of cooperation among the great powers were first demonstrated by

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Before World War II, both the United States and the Soviet Union

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A crucial early development of the Cold War occured when

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The NATO alliance represented an historic transformaion in American foreign policy because

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The Truman Doctrine originally developed because of the communist threat to

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Senator Joseph McCarthy's anticommunist crusade was first directed primarily against

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President Harry Truman fired General Douglas MacArthur from his command of American forces in Ease Asia because

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Popular name for the Servicemen's Readjustment Act, which provided assistance to former soldiers

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Shorthand name for the southern and western regions of the US that experienced the highest rates of growth after World War II

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New York suburb where postwar builders pioneered the techniques of mass home construction

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Term for the dramatic rise in US births that began immediately after World War II

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Big Three wartime conference that later became the focus of charges that Roosevelt had "sold out" Eastern Europe to the Soviet communists

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The extended post-World War II confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union that stopped just short of a shooting war

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Meeting of Western Allies during World War II that established the economic structures to promote recovery and enhance FDR's vision of an "open world"

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New international organization that experienced some early successes in diplomatic and cultural areas but failed in areas like atomic arms control

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Term for the barrier that Stalin erected to block off Soviet-dominated nations of Eastern Europe from the West

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American-sponsored effort that provided funds for the economic relief and recovery of Western Europe

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The new anti-Soviet organization of Western nations that ended the long-time American tradition of not joining permanent military alliances

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Jiang Jieshi's (Chiang Kai-shek's) pro-American forces which lost the Chinese civil war to Mao Zedong's (Mao Tse-tung's) communists in 1949

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Key US government memorandum that militaized American foreign policy and indicated national faith in the economy's capacity to sustain large military expenditures

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US House of Representatives committee that took the lead in investigating alleged procommunist agents such as Alger Hiss

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The dividing line between North and South Korea, across which the fighting between communists and United Nations forces ebbed and flowed during the Korean War

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Top Nazi official who committed suicide after being convicted in war-crimes trials

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Physician who provided advice on child rearing to baby-boomers' parents after World War II

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Young California congressman whose investigation of Alger Hiss spurred fears of communist influence in America

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Oil-rich Middle Eastern nation that became an early focus point of Soviet-American conflict

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Originator of a massive program for the economic relief and recovery of devastated Europe

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American military commander in Korea fired by President Harry Truman

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Former vice president of the United States whose 1948 campaign as a pro-Soviet liberal split the Democratic partyu

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Site of a series of controversial war-crimes trials that led to the execution of twelve Nazi leaders

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Wisconsin senator whose charges of communist infiltration of the US government deepened the anti-red atmosphere of the early 1950s

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Nation that was effectively converted from dictatorship to democracy by the strong leadership of General Douglas MacArthur

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The tough leader whose violation of agreements in Eastern Europe and Germany helped launch the Cold War

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Southern European nation whose threatened fall to communism in 1947 precipitated the Truman Doctrine

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Territory deep inside the Soviet zone of Germany that was itself divided into four zones of occupation

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Southern segregationalist who led "Dixiecrat" presidential campaign against Truman in 1948

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Brillian US specialist on the Soviet Union and originator of the theory that US policy should be to "contain" the Soviet Union

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CAUSE AND EFFECT:
Cheap energy, military spending, and rising productivity

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CAUSE AND EFFECT:
The mechanization and consolidation of agriculture

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CAUSE AND EFFECT:
Job opportunities, warm climates, and improved race relations

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CAUSE AND EFFECT:
"White flight" to the suburbs

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CAUSE AND EFFECT:
The post-World War II "baby boom"

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CAUSE AND EFFECT:
The American airlift to West Berlin

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CAUSE AND EFFECT:
The British withdrawal from communist-threatened Greece

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CAUSE AND EFFECT:
The threat of Soviet invasion or US isolationist withdrawal from Europe

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CAUSE AND EFFECT:
General MacArthur's reform-oriented rule of occupied Japan

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CAUSE AND EFFECT:
Mao Zedong's (Mao Tse-tung's) defeat of Jiang Jieshi (Chiang Kaishek)

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