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an organization of independent states formed in 1945 to promote international peace and security
President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology
airlift in 1948 that supplied food and fuel to citizens of west Berlin when the Russians closed off land access to Berlin
an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
treaty signed in 1945 that formed an alliance of the Eastern European countries behind the Iron Curtain; USSR, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Romania
a promotional program designed to build long-term, mutually beneficial relationships between a company and its key customers
house un-american activities committee
an investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives. In 1969, the House changed the committee's name to "House Committee on Internal Security".When the House abolished the committee in 1975, its functions were transferred to the House Judiciary Committee
the policy of pushing a dangerous situation to the brink of disaster (to the limits of safety)
The incident when an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union. The U.S. denied the true purpose of the plane at first, but was forced to when the U.S.S.R. produced the living pilot and the largely intact plane to validate their claim of being spied on aerially. The incident worsened East-West relations during the Cold War and was a great embarrassment for the United States.
cuban missile crisis
the 1962 confrontation bewteen US and the Soviet Union over Soviet missiles in Cuba
a wall separating East and West Berlin built by East Germany in 1961 to keep citizens from escaping to the West
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