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Cold War Terms
Terms in this set (12)
Political ideology to keep Communism from spreading.
US provided aid to Turkey and Greece. Example of Containment.
US provided $$$ to Europe to rebuild economies after WWII. Example of Containment.
Executive Order 9981
President Truman's Executive Order to desegregate the military.
US supported South Korea against Communist North Korea. Example of Containment.
Second Red Scare
Fear of Communism. Sparked by Joseph McCarthy and accusations that the US government was infiltrated with Communist spies.
Eisenhower's Farewell Address
Warned of the "military-industrial complex."
Bay of Pigs Invasion
Failed attempt to overthrow the Castro government in Cuba. Brought Cuba and the Soviet Union closer together.
Cuban Missile Crisis
13 days in October; closest the US and Soviet Union ever came to nuclear war.
Theory that if one country became Communist, surrounding countries would as well.
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
Congressional act that gave increased power to the president (LBJ) to escalate the Vietnam War as he saw fit.
US supported South Vietnam against Communist North Vietnam. Example of Containment.
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