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Post War World

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Yalta Conference
United States, Britain, and Soviet Union agreed to divide Germany into zones of occupation controlled by Allied military forces
United Nations
International organization intended to protect the members against aggression. U.S, Soviet Union, & other 48 countries joined.
General Assembly
each UN member nation could cast its vote on a broad range of issues
Security Council
had real power to investigate and settle disputes. Five permanent members- Britain, China, France, U.S, and Soviet Union. could veto any Security council action
Iron Curtain
East and West Germany. Soviets controlled eastern part, and half of the capital, Berlin. Democratic Western Europe and Communist Eastern Europe
containment
President Truman's adopted foreign policy, directed at blocking Soviet influence and stopping the expansion of communism
Truman Doctrine
Truman's support for countries that rejected communism
Marshall Plan
assistance program that Marshall proposed U.S give aid to needy European countries
Berlin Airlift
France, Britain, and U.S decided to withdraw their forces from Germany and allow occupation zones to form one nation. Soviet Union responded by holding West Berlin hostage by cutting off supplies.
Cold War
Between U.S and Soviet Union. struggle over political differences carried on by means short of military action or war.
NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Ten western European nations joined with the U.S and Canada to form a defensive military alliance