Key Words and Phrases for the Origins of the Cold War 1945 to 1955

18 terms by Went_Hist_Rev

Create a new folder

Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads

arms race

A competition between two nations who want to build more military equipment and weapons than the other.

atom bomb

The original nuclear weapons, dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

blockade

Sealing off a location to prevent goods and people from entering

Capitalism

A society that encourages private ownership of companies aiming to increase their wealth in a free market.

coalition government

A government made up of several different parties working together

communism

A form of Marxism that calls for a classless society with common ownership and shared decision making

democracy

A form of government where the people elect their governments.

domino theory

The theory that one country turning communist would lead to all its neighbouring countries turning communist as well

ideology

A set of beliefs and viewpoints that form a political theory

Iron Curtain

the phrase invented by Churchill to describe the division in Europe between the Western powers and the Soviet Union and its allies

megatons

Measurement of the explosive force of a nuclear bomb

nuclear weapons

Weapons made that use a nuclear process to cause the explosion

Peaceful Co-existence

A new policy introduced by Khrushchev, where the USSR would recognise the Western powers and live separately but equally.

pre-emptive strike

An attack that is launched by one side before the other side can attack

repressive

Describes a government that puts restraints on personal freedoms

satellite states

Countries that are independently governed but follow the lead of another more powerful country.

sphere of interest

A country or area that another country has power over but doesn't rule directly

USSR

United Socialist Soviet Republic or the Soviet Union

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set