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8.1-8.4 VOCAB- EARLY COLD WAR TERM DEFINITION/WHO ARE THEY? IMPORTANCE/SO WHAT? COLD WAR a state of political hostility between countries characterized by threats, propaganda, and other measures short of open warfare. Split the world into two rival sides that came into conflict with each other This conflict has left us with a huge arsenal of nuclear weapons SATELLITE STATE A satellite state is a country that’s independent in the world, but under heavy politics economic and military control from another country They gained a large territory It enhanced their power and, in theory, strengthened communism. IRON CURTAIN a notional barrier separating the former Soviet bloc and the West prior to the decline of communism that followed the political events in Eastern Europe. Sealed itself off and its dependent eastern and central European allies from open contact with the West and other non- communist TRUMAN DOCTRINE The Truman Doctrine was an American policy that stated purpose was to counter Soviet expansion during the Cold War. The Truman Doctrine implied American support for other nations allegedly threatened by Soviet communism. GEORGE F. KENNAN George Frost Kennan was an American diplomat and historian. Known as an advocate of a policy of containment of Keeping soviets from expanding CONTAINMENT the action of keeping something harmful under control or within limits. Stated that communism needed to be contained MARSHALL PLAN The Marshall Plan is a U.S. program providing aid to Western Europe following the repercussion of World War One of the stated goals of the Marshall Plan was to halt the spread communism on the European continent. BERLIN AIRLIFT The Berlin Blockade was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. the Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway, road, and canal access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control Gave them access through flying since everything else was cut off.

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