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United Nations

organization of nations to keep peace through collective security arrangements

general assembly

one body of the united nations, comprised of any nations that wishes to join

security council

part of UN that includes temporary members elected form the GA for two year rotating terms

truman doctrine

US must consider continued spread of communism as a threat to democracy


policy to try to stop communism

marshall plan

massive economic assistance program to European countries by the United States


communist information bureau established by soviets to oppose marshall plan


north atlantic treaty organization, an alliance of twelve western nations formed in 1949

Warsaw Pact

mutual decense agreement between Soviet union and countries of the eastern bloc

common market

organization of 6 western european nations for international economic cooperation

DEW line

radar installations built by the US and Canada to give early warning of air attacks

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