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World History II: SOL 13 - Cold War
Terms in this set (26)
Conflict between the US and USSR after World War II. Was called "cold" because there was no fighting (it never heated up).
Belief that if one country fell to communism, all surrounding countries would soon become communist as well. Like dominoes falling.
Statement by U.S. President Truman which said the U.S. would stop the spread of communism.
Churchill's metaphor for the dividing line between communist Europe and democratic Europe.
Cold War action to stop communism from spreading into Korea. Divided the country into two along the 38th parallel.
American plan to rebuild Europe after World War II.
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Defensive alliance consisting of the U.S. and western Europe during the Cold War.
Defensive alliance consisting of USSR and eastern satellites during the Cold War.
Soviets built this in order to keep Germans from fleeing into democratic West Germany.
Cuban Missile Crisis
When the USSR placed missiles 90 miles off the coast of Florida; Kennedy was President during this event which almost started World War III.
Deterrence or Mutual Destruction
Policy that held the more nuclear weapons one country builds, the less chance of war because other countries would be afraid of being destroyed.
Competition between the US and USSR to build the most nuclear weapons.
Chinese group which believed in democracy; led by Chiang Kai Shek.
Conflict during the Cold War; the US eventually pulled out and the entire country became communist.
The last President of the USSR.
Reformed China's communist economy to a market economy.
A policy for preventing the expansion of communism.
Ho Chi Minh
Leader of North Vietnam.
End of the Cold War
Was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Name given to Soviet-controlled nations.
WWII conference that divided Germany between the Western Powers and the USSR.
Part of Germany that became Communist after WWII.
Part of Germany that was democratic and capitalist after WWII.
Part of Korea that started Korean War.
Part of Korea that was democratic.
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