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A person, group, or nation (i.e., country) united with another for some special purpose, or reason.
The conflict between the Soviet Union and the U.S. that began after WWII and was carried on by political and economic means, rather than military action.
A state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state.
A fight, battle or struggle.
The policy announced in 1947 by President Harry S. Truman that the U.S. would support free people anywhere in the world who were resisting communism.
The economic development plan used after WWII to help America's European allies who were still suffering from the destruction of the war.
The blocking of a place by military means to control who or what goes into and out of it.
A formal agreement or treaty between two or more nations to cooperate for specific purposes.
Allies of World War II
The countries which fought against the Axis Powers, specifically the U.S., the Soviet Union, Great Britain and France.
Organized around two opposite extremes.
An economic system based on the idea that farms and businesses should be owned in common by the workers who do the labor.
The U.S. policy of fighting the spread of communism by limiting it to countries where it already existed.
Countries that refused to side with either the U.S. or the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
A competition to develop and manufacture more and more powerful weapons.
An economic system based on private ownership of farms and businesses.