(military) the act of containing something or someone
President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology
a United States program of economic aid for the reconstruction of Europe (1948-1952)
division of Germany
1947 Germany got divided into 4 zones controlled by the U.S., Great Britian, France and Russia
Korean War results
no progress; separation line in same spot as before the war started.
Vietnam War results
NATO & Warsaw Pact
US joined European pact. North atlantic treaty organization. America part. strengthened policy of containing Soviet and providing framework for reintegration of germany into european family. attack on one, attack on all. this was a departure from america convention (diplomatic). boost for european unification. militarization for cold war.
Cuban Missile Crisis
the 1962 confrontation bewteen US and the Soviet Union over Soviet missiles in Cuba
the political theory that if one nation comes under Communist control then neighboring nations will also come under Communist control
glasnost & perestroika
Glasnost is a policy that was introduced by Mikhail Gorbachev which means openness in 1985. He supported the Soviet citizens to talk about ways to improved their living environment. In 1985, he imported the idea of Perestroika, which means economic restructuring. This was tried in 1986.