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Satellite States

Eastern European states under the control of the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Used as a buffer.

Iron Curtain

A political barrier that isolated the peoples of Eastern Europe after WWII, restricting their ability to travel outside the region

Truman Doctrine

President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology.

Containment Policy

The policy of trying to prevent the spread of Soviet (communist) influence beyond where it already existed

George F. Kennan

Notable US diplomat who was a strong advocator of the Containment policy; U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Union

Marshall Plan

USA helped rebuild Europe by giving them money. This would increase foreign trade and prevent communism.

Organization of European Economic Cooperation

Created due to the close cooperation required the Marshall Plan. It also led to the Council of Europe, which was hoped would evolve into a free European parliament. It did not succeed.

Economic Cooperation Administration

Congress approved the establishment of this agency that would administer the Marshall Plan.

$13 Billion Dollars

Over a five year period countries received a total of this amount

V.M. Molotov

Stalin's Foreign Minister

Committee for European Economic Cooperation

originated in 1948 as the Organization of European Economic Cooperation (OEEC), led by Robert Marjolin of France, to help administer the Marshall Plan for the reconstruction of Europe after World War II.

George Marshall

United States general, who as Secretary of State organized the European Recovery Program

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