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Vocab.1(Was'sWrldHis1)

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Yalta
the war conference in which FDR may have given the Soviet Union a sphere of influence
COMECON
the Soviet economic attempt to secure its support in its satellite states
Truman Doctrine
the US policy that established military, President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology
SEATO
Southeast Asia Treaty Organization: Eisenhower's application toward containment
Revolution of 1959
The revolution that made Cuba a Communist state, shocking the US with failure of containment and the Monroe Doctrine
Monroe Doctrine
an American foreign policy opposing interference in the Western hemisphere from outside powers(Europe or SU)
Revolution of 1949
Part of the Chinese Revolution. Zedong vs Kai-shek. Tension caused because of the lack of recognition of Zedong over Red China
Domino Theory
the political theory that if one nation comes under Communist control then neighboring nations will also come under Communist control
Novotny
aka "Little Stalin": sought to oppress the dissidents and intellectuals in the Czechoslovakia in the 50s
Janos Kadar
Hungarian leader who gained power after the Soviets regained power '56; he was able to save some of the economic reforms of the former leader
European Coal and Steel Community
first steps towards European economic unity; rather than trade, though, it wanted to combine KEY natural resources of Benelux, France, Italy and W. Germany
European Economic Community
intro to free trade in the 50s between the Benelux, France, Italy and W. Germany; a TRUE step towards the European Union
Guest Workers
W. German's creation to stabilize and aid its GROWING economy
Prague Spring
euphoric movement to create democracy in '68 Czechoslovakia
Brezhnev Doctrine
Soviet Union and its allies had the right to intervene in any socialist country whenever they thought necessary.
Cold War
conflict from 1945-91; US vs Soviet Union;competing ideologies
Ideology
set of beliefs
Political Ideology
Soviets(dictatorship) vs US(democracy)
Economic Ideology
Communist gov't(command economy) vs Free Enterprise System(merchant dominated)
Potsdam
Second peace conference after WWII; discussion of the A-bomb