Cold war terms
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A theory that if one nation comes under Communist control, then neighboring nations will also come under Communist control.
a war in which the powers in conflict use third parties as substitutes instead of fighting each other directly
July 26th movement
Date of the attack on the Moncada Barracks. This name evolved into being the name for the rebel (Castro's) force movement. 1953.
1947, President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology, mainly helped Greece and Turkey
A term popularized by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to describe the Soviet Union's policy of isolation during the Cold War. The barrier isolated Eastern Europe from the rest of the world.
an ideological barrier around communist China especially in the 1950s and 1960s
policy that Soviet Union has a right to intervene if communism was threatened in another communist nation
North Atlantic Treaty Organization; an alliance made to defend one another if they were attacked by any other country; US, England, France, Canada, Western European countries
An alliance between the Soviet Union and other Eastern European nations. This was in response to NATO
American policy of resisting further expansion of communism around the world
Bay of Pigs
In April 1961, a group of Cuban exiles organized and supported by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency landed on the southern coast of Cuba in an effort to overthrow Fidel Castro.
1953 in favor of the Shah in Iran, 1973 in chile against allende in favor of Pinochet
Cuban Missile Crisis
1962 crisis that arose between the United States and the Soviet Union over a Soviet attempt to deploy nuclear missiles in Cuba
A United States program of economic aid for the reconstruction of Europe (1948-1952)
A wall separating East and West Berlin built by East Germany in 1961 to keep citizens from escaping to the West
Airlift in 1948 that supplied food and fuel to citizens of west Berlin when the Russians closed off land access to Berlin
President Reagan's proposed weapons system to destroy Soviet missiles from space.
Cold war competition between the U.S. and Soviet Union to build up their respective armed forces and weapons
Pushing dangerous situations to the edge of disaster rather than conceding
Polish trade union created in 1980 to protest working conditions and political repression. It began the nationalist opposition to communist rule that led in 1989 to the fall of communism in eastern Europe.
Mutually Assured Destruction
Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
Term used by Khrushchev in 1963 to describe a situation in which the United States and Soviet Union would continue to compete economically and politically without launching a thermonuclear war.
u2 spy plane
Gary Powers was the pilot on a plane that Russian caught spying. US claimed it was a weather plane
1956. Under Nagy, Hungarians were inspired to rebel against the USSR. The Soviets came in and stomped the rebellion out.
a revolution without bloodshed which took place in Czechoslovakia during the late 1980s
Relaxation of tensions between the United States and its two major Communist rivals, the Soviet Union and China
ping pong diplomacy
This started when Mao invited Richard Nixon to meet him. They would talk about soft topics, like sports and culture. It was a soft diplomacy to keep the peace.
Collective security in Europe
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