15 terms

Terms Related to the Cold War

Specifically to Mr. Sullivan's Worlds History class.
Free World
made up of countries with non-communist governments
the East
the Soviet Union, China, and other communist countries of Eastern Europe and Asia
the West
the United States, Great Britain, France and other democratic nations
nonaligned nations
countries remaining neutral in the Cold War -- India, Sweden, Switzerland, and various African and Asian nations
arms race
competition between communist and Free World nations -- especially the Soviet Union and the United States -- to develop powerful new weapons
a policy of political, economic, and military pressure to restrict the spread of communism
Iron Curtain
the Soviet Union's tight control over travel and communication between Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe and the Free World
limited war
a small-scale war without nuclear weapons that involves just one are of the world
Space Race
the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union for superiority in space exploration and communication
the countries of Eastern Europe that came under the control of the Soviet Union after World War II
ideas spread by one side in the Cold War to support its own policies or to criticize the other side's actions and beliefs
Radio Free Europe
broadcasts supporting democratic principles ad ideals transmitted to people living behind the Iron Curtain
Peace Corps
American volunteers who helped disadvantaged people in underdeveloped countries of the world
a time of improved relations between the United States and the Soviet Union during the 1970's
peaceful coexistence
the two sides in the Cold War decide to cooperate in areas such as space, trade, education; and science