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Cold War vocab

Cold War Vocab DJHS World History 9
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Amend
correct; change ; generally for the better
Arms Race
competition between nations to gain an advantage in weapons
autonomous
independent
bloc
a group of countries in special alliance, usually united in decisions
Consumer
a person that uses a commodity or service
De-Stalinization
Khrushchev's policy of purging the Soviet Union of Stalin's memory; monuments of Stalin were destroyed; Stalin's body was moved outside the Kremlin Wall; Khrushchev did this because he disliked Stalin for jailing and killing loyal Soviet citizens
Detente
the easing of tensions or strained relations during the Cold War
Deterrence
the policy of making the military power of the US and its allies so strong that no enemy would attack for fear of retaliation
Dissident
a person that disagrees, espicially w/ govt.
Domino Theory
the political theory that if one nation comes under Communist control then neighboring nations will also come under Communist control
Heavy industry
industry that requires a large capital investment and that produces items used in other industries
Imply
indicate or suggest w/out openly stating
Intrinsic
belonging to something;naturally being a part of something
Mutual
held in common
Perceive
to become aware of
Perestroika
a policy initiated by Mikhail Gorbachev that involved restructuring of the social and economic status quo in communist Russia towards a market based economy and society
Containment
restricted growth
real wages
wages adjusted for inflation
Satellite State
a country under the influence of another
Subsidy
money paid from one country to another for a service