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Unit 11 History Start of the Cold War 1. Write the correct key term in the blank preceding each definition. a. Berlin airlift : A response to the closing of supply routes to Berlin, Germany. The Soviet Union hoped to force Allied Powers out of West Berlin with this blockade. President Truman arranged for supplies to be taken to West Berlin by Allied airplanes. b. Cold War : The political conflict and military tension between the Soviet Union and the Western powers, especially the United States. It was called the "Cold War" because actual war between the two countries never broke out. It lasted from the end of World War II until the government of the Soviet Union fell apart in 1991. c. Communism : A system of government in which the government controls production. All property is supposed to be shared by everyone. Communism was the form of government in the Soviet Union during the Cold War and continues to be the form of government in China, Laos, Vietnam, and Cuba.

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