Cold War, 1945-1953 by Beatrice-Ngan Huynh
The United States follows a policy of containment (Kennan)

The Truman Doctrine intervention approached by the United States in European affairs US; provide [[#|money to]] countries that claimed they were threatened by Communist expansion

The Marshall Plan Rebuilt prosperity and stability for economic recovery of war torn Europe

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Belgium, Britain, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, and Portugal, singed treaty with the United States and Canada.

Warsaw Pact

COMECON Council for Mutual Economic Assistance

Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Eastern Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the Soviet Union formal military alliance in the Warsaw Pact

Berlin Blockade: cutting the western part of the [[#|city]] off from rail and auto traffic

Berlin Airlift: year-long enterprise designed to supply the basic needs of West Berliners

Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany – FRG)

German Democratic Republic (East Germany – GDR)

Nikita Khrushchev: de-Stalinization

Peaceful coexistence

Hungarian Revolt: crushed by Soviet forces

Fidel Castro: overthrow the U.S. backed [[#|government]] of Cuba

U-2 spy plane: shoot down US plane, cancellation of a planned superpower summit

Bay of Pigs: U.S. backed invasion of Cuba failed

Cuban Missile Crisis: ends when President Kennedy assures Khrushchev that U.S. will not invade Cuba

in exchange for the removal of the missile

Czechoslovakian: “Prague Spring” reform movement

Brezhnev Doctrine

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