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Alliance of US, Canada, Western Europe as a defensive alliance against a Soviet attack

NATO

2

a society preoccupied with buying goods

consumer society

3

body charged with maintaining international peace and security in the UN

Security Council

4

communist leader of Cuba

Fidel Castro

5

country in which the government takes primary responsibility for the welfare of its citizens

welfare state

6

Atlee, Truman, and Stalin

Big Three

7

economy in which individuals make economic decisions

capitalism

8

economy in which the government makes all economic decisions

communism

9

Has a security council veto

China, Soviet Union, France, US

10

Communist Information Bureau, which included all European communist parties

Comintern

11

Defensive alliance of the USSR and Eastern Europe

Warsaw Pact

12

group of nations with a common purpose

bloc

13

Inter-continental Ballistic Missile

ICBM

14

Leader of Czechoslovakia deposed in the Prague Spring of 1968

Alexander Dubcek

15

Leader of Free French Forces during WWII and president of France after WWII

Charles DeGaulle

16

Leader of West Germany during its "economic miracle"

Konrad Adenauer

17

legislative and deliberative body of the United Nations

General Assembly

18

Lyndon Johnson's program of social reform

Great Society

19

Network of radar on the Arctic Circle that provides an early warning of an air attack

DEW Line

20

Period in early 1968 Czechoslovakia when promised reforms were crushed by the Soviet Military

Prague Spring

21

Leader of the Soviet Union duiring the Cuban Missle Crisis

Nikita Khruschev

22

Plan to rebuild Eastern Europe after WWII; Soviet response to the Marshall Plan

COMECON

23

policy aimed at restricting the spread of communism

containment

24

policy of removing Nazis from positions of authority in goverment, business, and education

denazification

25

power to defeat a measure with a single vote

veto

26

suspicion and hostility between the communist ans western nations, wage by political and economic means rather than weapons

Cold War

27

US plan to rebuild Europe after WWII

Marshall Plan

28

Belief that if South Vietnam fell to communism the other countries of Southeast Asia would fall as well

domino theory

29

Treaty among the nations of central and west Asia to prevent the spread of communism

CENTO

30

periods of temporary business slow down and incresing unemployment

recessions