Post WWII state of apprehension, hostility, and competition between the Soviet Union and the US
the use of military, economic, diplomatic, and psychological means to curtail the further advance of communism
a build up of weapons between two or more nations to maintain a position of strength and to prevent the other side from gaining a military advantage.
Wars limited to specific geographic areas.
once Vietnam fell to communism, then other countries of Asia would fall toppling against one another.
The policy of turning the burden of the fighting of the Vietnam war gradually over to the South Vietnamese
Relaxation of tensions
Soviet policy during the 1980's of a wide range of social, political, and economic reforms
"Openness", Soviet policy of encouraging open discussions about the problems facing the USSR
Became subjects of Soviet Union
Czeck, Romania, Hungary & Bulgaria
Purpose of Marshall Plan
hasten European economic recovery
Purpose of NATO
unite Western defenses in Europe against Communism
Cause of Korean War
North Korean invasion of South Korea
Western Powers in SEATO
France, Great Britain & US
important because the American public turned against the war effort
American spy plane shot down by the Soviets
Pres. Reagan initiative to deal with the Soviet Union from a position of strength
Purpose of Cultural Revolution
allow free-market reforms
plan to eliminate poverty in the U.S.
policy that promised American aid to countries resisting Communist aggression.
military alliance that included Russia and her satellite states in Eastern Europe
seized power in Cuba in 1959 and allied his country with the Soviet Union
most recognizable symbol of Cold War
said, "An iron curtain has descended across the Continent"
kept Yugoslavia from Soviet invasion
the "Iron Lady" of British conservatism
denounced the Soviet Union as an "Evil Empire"
forced the Soviets to remove their missles from Cuba
pursued peaceful coexistence with the Soviets