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Cold War

50 year, non-figthing war between countries with communist & mixed economies.

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Communism

the government completely controls the economy, no private ownership of anything, command economy

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Capitalism

no rules, private ownership of everything. Laissez-faire, Market economy. (complete opposite of communism)

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Mixed Market economy

some private & some government ownership. A mix between command & market economies.

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Containment

Stop the spread of communism

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Truman Doctrine

U.S. will help any country resisting Communism

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Marshall Plan

U.S. plan to rebuild Europe after WW2

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Berlin Blockade

soviets cut off access to West Berlin

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Berlin Airlift (response to Berlin Blockade)

U.S. and Great Britain dropped supplies into West Berlin during the Berlin Blockade.

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Berlin Wall

Soviet-built wall divided East and West Berlin

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NATO

American Military Alliance against The Soviet Union & Warsaw Pact

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Warsaw Pact

Soviet Military alliance against The U.S.A. & NATO

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Korean War

Contianment operation in Korea- 1950-1953

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Domino theory

If one country falls to communism, others will too. They will fall "like dominos"

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Arms race

Competition for the most destructive weapons

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Brinkmanship

living on the edge of all-out nuclear war

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M.A.D. (Mutually Assured Destruction)

-part of brinkmanship that prevented a nuclear war
-both sides knew that no one would win in a nuclear war- everyone would be killed

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Cuban Missle Crisis

-Soviet Union tried to put nuclear missiles in
Cuba to use against the U.S.A
-Almost resulted in nuclear war

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Space Race

competition for most advanced space technology

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Sputnik

World's first satellite- launched by U.S.S.R.

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Dwight Eisenhower

president 1953-1961

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Prosperity

Living well, high standard of living

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Joseph McCarthy

Senator of US, accuses people of communism

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McCarthyism

accusing people of disloyalty without evidence

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Blacklist

to ban someone- accused of being communist were kept from jobs

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covert

done in secret