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policy aimed at restricting the spread of communism

containment

2

alliance of the US, Canada, Wester Europe as a defensive alliance against soviet attack

NATO

3

Suspicion and hostility between the communist and western nations, waged by political and economic means instead of weapons

cold war

4

Lyndon Jhonson's program for social reform

Great society

5

periods of temporary business slow down and increasing unemployment

recessions

6

Atlee, Truman, and Stalin

big three

7

trials in which remaining Nazi leaders were held accountable for their crimes

Nurember Trials

8

economy in which individuals make economic decisions

Market Economy

9

Network of radar on the arctic circle that provides an early warning of an air attack

DEW line

10

economy in which the government makes economic decisions

Command economy

11

power to defeat a measure with a single vote

Veto Power

12

Period in early 1968 Czechoslovakia when promised reforms were crushed by the soviet military

Prague Spring

13

Alliance of the US and Southeast Asian nations for protection from soviet attack

SEATO

14

Body charged with maintaining international peace and security in the UN

Security Council

15

defensive alliance of the USSR and Eastern Europe

Warsaw Pact

16

US plan to rebuild Europe after WWII

Marshall Plan

17

Communist leader of cuba

Fidel Castro

18

Plan to rebuild Easter Europe after WWII; Soviet response to the marshall plan

COMECON

19

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

welfare state

20

Policy of removing Nazis from positions of authority in government, buisness, and education

Denazification

21

Communist information Bureau, which included all European communist parties

Cominform

22

Inter continental ballistic missile

ICBM

23

Leader of Czechoslovakia deposed in the Prague Spring of 1968

Alexander Dubcek

24

Leader of soviet union during the Cuban Missile Crisis

Nikita Khrushchev

25

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

Charles de Gaulle

26

Leader of West Germany during its "economic miracle"

Komrad Adenaur

27

Three conflicts the US became involved in as a result of its policy of containment

Korean War, Vietnam War, Cuban Missile Crisis

28

What countries have a veto on the UN Security Council

USA, UK, Soviet Union, China

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legislative and deliberate body of the UN

general assembly