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Truman Doctrine?
President Truman's policy of giving American aid to nations threatened by communist expansion.
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Berlin Wall?
A wall built by the communist East German government in 1961 to seal off East Berlin from West Berlin.
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Warsaw Pact
Military alliance established in 1955 of the Soviet Union and other communist states in Europe. 
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Cuban Missile Crisis
Major Cold War confrontation in 1962 --> Soviets building missile bases on Cuba, atomic missiles could reach US within minutes.
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Arms Race
A competition for supremacy in nuclear weapons (between United States and Soviet Union)
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Vietcong
Vietnamese guerillas who opposed the noncommunist government of South Vietnam.
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Why did the U.S distrust the Soviet Union?
1) Disliked communism and its rejection of religion and private property ownership; 2) Angered by Soviet efforts to overthrow noncommunist governments; 3) Soviets boasted of destroying free enterprise systems throughout the world
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Why did the Soviets distrust the U.S. (rest of the West)?
1) The U.S., being the most powerful nation, would try to attack the Soviet Union; 2) They would rebuild Germany to challenge the Soviet Union
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