Cold War balance of power
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A political barrier that isolated the peoples of Eastern Europe after WWII, restricting their ability to travel outside the region
(n.) an institution for the care of children, elderly people, etc.; a place of safety
Superpowers of the Cold War
US and Soviet Union
A conflict that was between the US and the Soviet Union. The nations never directly confronted each other on the battlefield but deadly threats went on for years.
Eastern European countries conquered by the U.S.S.R. during the Cold War.
1947, President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology, mainly helped Greece and Turkey
American policy of resisting further expansion of communism around the world
a plan for aiding the European nations in economic recovery after World War II in order to stabilize and rebuild their countries and prevent the spread of communism.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization; an alliance made to defend one another if they were attacked by any other country; US, England, France, Canada, Western European countries
An alliance between the Soviet Union and other Eastern European nations. This was in response to the NATO
(n.) one acting in place of another (The surrogate carried the child to term for its biological parents.)
Cuban socialist leader who overthrew a dictator in 1959 and established a Marxist socialist state in Cuba (born in 1927)
Cuban Missile Crisis
The 1962 confrontation bewteen US and the Soviet Union over Soviet missiles in Cuba.
Developing countries that announced their neutrality in the Cold War.