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Yalta conference

At the Yalta the three leaders made important decisions about the future of European governments .

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Nuremberg trials

In November the tribunal put high ranking Nazis on trial in the Germany city of Nuremberg .

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United Nations

An organization dedicated to resolving international conflicts .

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Cold War

The phrase Cold War came to be used to describe the struggle for global power between the US and the SU.

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Containment

Or preventing the SU from expanding its influence around the world .

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Truman Doctrine

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

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Marshall plan

Eastern Europe received more than 13 billion innUS loans and grants for European economic recovery between 1948 and 1952.

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NATO

United States joined nine Western European countries , along with Ice,and and Canada to form NATO .

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GI bill of Rights

The servicemen’s readjustment Act , or the Gi bill , offered veterans money for school as well as loans for houses , farms , and businesses

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Fair Deal

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

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Mao Zedong

The communists officially established the people’s republic of China in October 1,1949 .

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38th parallel

After the war , the Allies divided Korea at the 38th parallel.

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Joseph McCarthy

Contributed to fears in the early 1950s by charging that communists were working inside to have water department .

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Hydrogen bomb

A weapon far more powerful than the atomic bombs used in World War II.

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Arms race

Both the United States and the Soviet Union rushed to build more and ,more weapons .

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Sputnik

The worlds first artificial satellite.

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Brinkmanship

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

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Baby boom

Or a significant increase in the number of babies born .

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Sun belt

Southern and western states that offered a warm climate year -round and low tax rates .

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Urban renewal

Program a plan to improve life in cities .

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Beats

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

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Potsdam conference

Germany and the city of Berlin would be divided into four zones . Britain , France , the us , and the SU would each control one zones .