Cold War Test
Terms in this set (17)
a government and economic system in which all power and property is owned by the government
a government system in which the people have the power to vote for their elected representatives
a war between two countries where neither country directly engages the other; an indirect war
Political rivalry between two countries that does not result in open warfare.
the policy of preventing the expansion of a hostile country or influence; in this case, preventing communist expansion
remove all military forces from (an area).
Type of government when the dictator has total control of government, economy, and society
First satellite launched into space (Soviet Victory)
The wall separating communist East Berlin and democratic/capitalist West Berlin
Treaty between many democratic countries that vowed to contain communism
A form of irregular warfare in which a small group of militants use tactics like ambushes, sabotage, raids, tunneling, and suicidal bombings to fight larger, more well-equipped armies.
the idea that if one country became communist, then its neighboring countries will also become communist
Balance of Power
a situation in which nations of the world have roughly equal power
a "curtain" split between the democratic nations and communist nations of Europe
An alliance between the Soviet Union and other communist Eastern European nations. This was in response to the NATO
An economic system based on private property (people own the property) and free market (freedom and choice).
Mutually Assured Destruction
if either US or the USSR was hit with a nuclear weapons they would respond with the same and would destroy each other