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1

Mao Zedong

The leader of the nationalists and leader when they fled after they got defeated

2

38th parallel

After the war the allies divided Korea at the 38th parallel

3

Joesph McCarthy

A Wisconsin senator he charged that communist were working inside the state department

4

Hydrogen bomb

A weapon far more powerful that the atomic bombs it was used in world war 2

5

Arms race

Both the soviets and Americans rushed to bullied more and more weapons

6

Sputnik

The worlds first artificial satellite

7

Brinksmanship

A willingness to go to the brink of war oppose communism

8

Baby boom

A significant increase in the numbers of baby’s born

9

Sun belt

Souther and western states that offered a warm climate year round and low taxes

10

Urban renewal

A plan to improve life in the cities

11

Beats

Young people criticized society with unusual writing styles and rebellious behavior