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Cold War - Nuclear Arms Race
Terms in this set (10)
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.
An alliance between the Soviet Union and other Eastern European nations. This was in response to NATO.
John Foster Dulles
As Eisenhower's Secretary of State, he viewed the struggle against Communism as a classic conflict between good and evil. Believed in containment and proposed brinkmanship
the willingness to go to the brink of war to force an opponent to back down
a competition between nations to have the most powerful armaments (in this case, nuclear weapons)
Mutually Assured Destruction
A doctrine of military strategy in which a full-scale use of nuclear weapons by two opposing sides would effectively result in the destruction of both the attacker and the defender.
hydrogen bomb invented in 1950's, MORE powerful than atomic bomb, US 1st developed it, USSR followed
a foreign policy in which a nation develops such deadly weapons that another nation will not dare attack.
intercontinental ballistic missiles
(ICBMs) The longest-range ballistic missiles, able to travel 5,000 miles
Butter Battle Book
A story by Dr. Seuss during the Cold War. Reflection of Cold War. its depiction of a deadly war based on a senseless conflict over something as stupid as a toast.
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