Flashcards in Cold War Deck (26):
50 year, non-figthing war between countries with communist & mixed economies.
the government completely controls the economy, no private ownership of anything, command economy
no rules, private ownership of everything. Laissez-faire, Market economy. (complete opposite of communism)
Mixed Market economy
some private & some government ownership. A mix between command & market economies.
Stop the spread of communism
U.S. will help any country resisting Communism
U.S. plan to rebuild Europe after WW2
soviets cut off access to West Berlin
Berlin Airlift (response to Berlin Blockade)
U.S. and Great Britain dropped supplies into West Berlin during the Berlin Blockade.
Soviet-built wall divided East and West Berlin
American Military Alliance against The Soviet Union & Warsaw Pact
Soviet Military alliance against The U.S.A. & NATO
Contianment operation in Korea- 1950-1953
If one country falls to communism, others will too. They will fall "like dominos"
Competition for the most destructive weapons
living on the edge of all-out nuclear war
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
Cuban Missle Crisis
-Soviet Union tried to put nuclear missiles in
Cuba to use against the U.S.A
-Almost resulted in nuclear war
competition for most advanced space technology
World's first satellite- launched by U.S.S.R.
Living well, high standard of living
Senator of US, accuses people of communism
accusing people of disloyalty without evidence
to ban someone- accused of being communist were kept from jobs