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Superpowers after WWII
United States and Soviet Union
the power struggle between the Soviet Union and the United States after World War II
a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.
Soviet allies in eastern Europe, including Bulgaria, Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Romania, and Hungary.
An alliance between the Soviet Union and other Eastern European nations. This was in response to the NATO
Countries of Western Europe allied with the US
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Military alliance created in 1949 made up of 12 non-Communist countries including the United States that support each other if attacked.
A political barrier that isolated the peoples of Eastern Europe after WWII, restricting their ability to travel outside the region
an action carried out during the conduct of a war that violates accepted international rules of war.
international agreement governing the humane treatment of wounded soldiers and prisoners of war
United Nations (UN)
an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security
A United States program of economic aid for the reconstruction of Europe (1948-1952)
Bolshevik revolutionary, head of the Soviet Communists after 1924, and dictator of the Soviet Union from 1928 to 1953. He led the Soviet Union with an iron fist, using Five-Year Plans to increase industrial production and terror to crush opposition
A series of court proceedings held in Nuremberg, Germany, after World War II, in which Nazi leaders were tried for aggression, violations of the rules of war, and crimes against humanity.
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