Cold War

What was it?

Tense relationship between the United States (and its allies) and the Soviet Union (and its allies) between the end of WWII and the demise of the Soviet Union. The two sides never directly clashed in battle.

Containment

Foreign policy developed by diplomat George Kennan that claimed that the only way to stop Russia was to contain irt.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Compromised the 12 nations of the Atlantic Pact together with Greece, Turkey, and the Federal Republic of Germany, for the purpose of collective defense against aggression

McCarthyism

Term for making ruthless and unfair charges against opponents

Space Race

The competition between nations regarding achievements in the field of space exploration

U-2 Incident

A United States U-2 Spy plane was shot down over the airspace if the Soviet Union