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Truman doctrine and the Cold War


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Yugoslavia and Albania
Two countries that were taken by the communists, but refused to join with the U.S.S.R.
Cuban Missile crisis
Ended in withdrawl of Soviet misiles from Cuba.
Chinese civil war
War between communist Mao Zse Tong and nationalist Chaing-Kai Shek. The communists took over and forced the nationalists to retreat to Taiwan
Berlin Airlift
An international crisis involving West Berlin.
Vietnam War
American intervention ended in cease-fire.
Greece and Turkey
Two countries that were seavd from communist takeover through U.S. intervention.
Euro communist party
Party formed by the U.S.S.R. to cause a fall of western Europe. Most predominant in Italy and Spain.
Eastern Europe
Taken over by U.S.S.R. in the name of liberation. Truman vowed it would not happen to other developing nations
Joe McCarthy
Leader of red scare and unlimited accusations that lasted from 1950 to 1954.
Formed as security for all western nations against communist takeover.
Korean War
Ended in stalemate.

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