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us history section 16
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east portion of germany controlled by soviet union
rival between us and soviet union lasted 46 years
term coined by chruchill to discribe the border between the soviet satillite stats and western eurpoe
set a new course for american forighn policy
george f kennan
american diplomat and leading athority on soviet union
policy of keeping comunism contained within its existing borders
forighn policy that offered economic aid
us and british pilots flew supplies to west berlin
millitary alliance formed to counter soviet expansion
civil millitary alience
china nationalist leader 1937
led the communist in china
line of latitude dividing korea
A war fought to achieve a limited objective, such as containing communism
Alliance formed to oppose Communism in Southeast Asia
a competition between nations to have the most powerful armaments
mutually assured destruction
prevented countries from using nuclear devices
john foster dulles
helped organize the UN after WW2
Eisenhower's policy; it advocated the full use of American nuclear weapons to counteract even a Soviet ground attack in Europe
A policy of threatening to go to war in response to any enemy aggression.
Soviet Premier after Stalin. Lead campaign to spread communism to the Third World.
put under state control or ownership
July 26, 1956, Nasser (leader of Egypt) nationalized the Suez Canal, Oct. 29, British, French and Israeli forces attacked Egypt. UN forced British to withdraw; made it clear Britain was no longer a world power
us would use force to stop communism
Central Intelligence Agency
national aeronautics and space administration
fear of communism
crippled the communist party
investigated posible activities by nazis and communists
Group of people in the film industry who were jailed for refusing to answer congressional questions regarding Communist influence in Hollywood
entertainment figures not to be hired because of suspected communism
thought to be a spy
julius and ethal rosenberg
thought to be spyes
charged as a communist
how did the goals of the us and soviet foreign policy differ after WW2?
the soviet weanted control of eastern europe and the us wanted independent nations in eurpoe
what events caused president truman to propose the truman doctorine?
to help greece and turkey battle communists forces seeking to gain control of their government
why did george kennan think that containment would work against soviet expansion?
he wanted to keep soviet expansion as safe as possible and did not want to wage a war against the us
how did the us and its allies apply the containment policy in europe?
the passed the marshall plan and gave aid to european countries. by building a solid economy, the countries would not fall to communism
why were the communists able to win the chinese civil war?
jiang jieshi and his nationalist forces were corupt and the us did not want to intervien
how did president truman react to the north korean invasion of south korea?
he orderd troops from japan to move to south korea
what were the most important results of us participation in the korean war?
military commitments increased world wide
why did the us government decide to build a hydrogen bomb?
they wanted to stay ahead of the soviet union
how was eisenhowers approach to forign affairs different from that of truman?
eisenhower was more conserned with cutting taxes the expensive overseas engagements
how did the hungaian suez crisis of 1956 raise cold war tensions?
eisenhower did not help seise control of the canal
what steps did truman and congress take to investigate communist influence in the united states?
created the smith act to cripple the communist party
why did the rosenburg case attract nation wide attention and controversy?
it was based largly on the word of one spy
what events led to senator mccarthy being censured by the us senate?
holding televised hearings to sort allegations from army leaders
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