The imaginary line that separates the democratic European countries from the Communist countries.
The policy directed at blocking Soviet influence and stopping expansion of communism.
The willingness to go to the brink, or edge, of war.
To fall of one nation to communism would lead to the fall of its neighbors.
We made Germany pay the Soviet Union to compensate for all that they lost. The Soviet Union agreed to help us fight the Japanese.
Truman, Churchill, and Stalin met in Potsdam, Germany to urge Stalin to let the eastern European countries be free.
We gave money and supplies to European countries. we wanted to stop the spread of communism and Soviet rule.
The Soviets exploded their first atom bomb.
An alliance of North American countries to reduce the fear of the Soviets.
The line that divides North Korea and South Korea. The U.S. and 15 other nations fought with South Korea against North Korea and China. North Korea got nuclear weapons but had a poor economy and south Korea prospered.
North Vietnamese Communists South Vietnamese Nationalists fought against the French and United States. The United States withdrew and the north took over the south.
The alliance between the soviets, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Albania.
Egypt gained control of the Suez Canal and Britain, France, and Israel got it back.
The Soviets launched a satellite and so we had to step up our science and outer space game.
The Soviets put nuclear missiles on the coast of Cuba.
Nixon and Brezhnev. The policy of lessening Cold War tensions.
Nixon and Brezhnev signed a treaty that reduced the number of intercontinental ballistic and submarine -launched missiles each country could have.
The Soviets invaded and the US sent supplies to help.
a defensive program to protect against enemy missiles. It was never actually used but was a symbol.
The fall of one to communism would lead to the fall of its neighbors
Imaginary line that represented Europe's division into mostly democratic Western Europe and Communist Eastern Europe.
Policy directed at blocking Soviet influence and stopping the expansion of communism
The willingness to go to the brink of war but not actually go to war.
America, Britain, and we are going to meet at Yalta. Germany has to pay us for loss of life and property. We also agreed to join the war against Japan, and have free elections in Eastern Europe.
Truman, Stalin, and Churchill met at Potsdam, Germany. Truman kept bugging me to permit free elections, but I refused. I think that communism and capitalism can't exist in the same world.
Provided food, machinery, and other materials to rebuild Western Europe
North Atlantic Treaty Organization. An an attack on any NATO member would be met with armed force by all member nations.
First nuclear bomb that Russia made.
38th parallel divided North and South Korea. North Korea, Soviet Union and China vs. South Korea and United States
South Vietnam, US, and South Korea vs. North Vietnam, USSR, North Korea, China. Nixon began withdrawing troops in 1969, the last US troops left in 1973. Two years later, the North took over the south.
Formed because of NATO. Included Soviet Union, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Albania.
Egypt seized control of the Suez Canal. Gamal Abdel Nasser sent in troops to take the canal which was controlled by British
The first unmanned satellite, above earth's atmosphere
We built 42 missile sites in Cuba. America found out. Told us to stop sending missiles to Cuba. Khrushchev finally took them back.
Nixon and Brezhnev. Policy of lessening Cold War tensions
They were a series of meetings called Strategic Arms Limitation Talks between Nixon and Brezhnev.
In the 1950's, our influence began to increase. The Muslim revolt led to us invading in 1979. Our new president withdrew our troops in 1989.
It was a program to protect against enemy missiles.