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Chapter 28: Cold War Conflict and Consensus Key Terms
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The rivalry between the Soviet Union and the United States that divided much of Europe into a Soviet-aligned Communist bloc and a U.S.-aligned capitalist bloc between 1945 and 1989.
Postwar refugees, including 13 million Germans, former Nazi prisoners and forced laborers, and orphaned children.
America's policy geared to containing communism to those countries already under Soviet control.
American plan for providing economic aid to help rebuild it.
Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (COMECON)
An economic organization of Communist states meant to help rebuild East Bloc countries under Soviet auspices.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, an anti-Soviet military alliance of Western governments.
Soviet-backed military alliance of East Bloc Communist countries in Europe.
Term contemporaries used to describe rapid economic growth, often based on the consumer sector, in post-World War II Western Europe.
Center-right political parties that rose to power in Western Europe after the Second World War.
The European Economic Community, created by six western and Central European countries in the West Bloc in 1957 as part of a larger search for European unity.
Artistic movement that followed the dictates of Communist ideals, enforced by state control in the Soviet Union and East Bloc countries in the 1950s and 1960s.
The liberalization of the post-Stalin Soviet Union led by reformer Nikita Khrushchev.
The postwar reversal of Europe's overseas expansion caused by the rising demand of the colonized peoples themselves, the declining power of European nations, and the freedoms promised by U.S. and Soviet ideals.
Policy of postcolonial governments to remain neutral in the Cold War and play both the United States and the Soviet Union for what they could get.
A postcolonial system that perpetuates Western economic exploitation in former colonial territories.
guest worker programs
Government-run programs in Western Europe designed to recruit labor for the booming postwar economy.
post colonial migration
The postwar movement of people from former colonies and the developing world into Europe.
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