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1

Yalta Conference

Three leaders made important decisions about the future of European governments

2

Nuremberg trials

In November 1945 the tribunal put high-ranking nazis on trial in the German city of Nuremberg in what became known as the Nuremberg trials

3

United Nations

An organization dedicated to resolving international conflicts

4

Cold War

The phrase cold war came to be used to describe the struggle for global power between United States and the Soviet Union

5

Containment

Containment or preventing the Soviet Union from expanding its influence around the world

6

Truman doctrine

This policy of providing aid to help foreign countries fight communism became known as the Truman doctrine

7

Marshall plan

Western Europe received more than 13 billion in U.S. loans and grants for European economic recovery between 1948 and 1952

8

NATO

United States join Western Europe countries along with Iceland and Canada to form nato

9

GI bill of rights

Offered veterans money for school as well as loans for houses, farms, and businesses

10

Fair deal

Included the higher minimum wage the creation of a national health insurance plan for all Americans and expanded social security benefits for elderly

11

Mao Zedong

Communist officially established the people’s republic of China

12

38th parallel

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

13

Joseph McCarthy

Contributed to fears in the early 1950s by charging inside the state Department

14

Hydrogen bomb

A weapon far more powerful then the atomic bombs used in ww2

15

Arms race

United States and the Soviet Union having a race to create atomic bombs

16

Sputnik

The worlds first artificial satellite

17

Brinkmanship

A willingness to go to the brink of war to oppose communism

18

Baby boom

A significant increase in the number of babies born

19

Sun belt

Southern and western states that offered a warm climate year round and low Tax rates

20

Urban renewal

A plan to improve life in cities

21

Beats

Young people known as beatniks or beats criticized society with unusual writing styles and rebellious behavior

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Potsdam Conference

President Truman, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, and clement attlee all attended the conference