Origins of the Cold War

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Nazi-Soviet pact
An official treaty of non-agression between Germany and Russia.
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Communism
A theory or system of social organisation in which all property is owned by the community and each person contributes and receives depending on their needs.
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Cold War
A state of political hostility between countries that uses threats, propaganda, and other methods apart form actual declaration of war.
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Capitalism
An economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owe ears for profit rather than by the state.
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Yalta conference
The meeting between Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt to discuss the future of Germany.
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Potsdam conference
The meeting between Churchill (then replaced by Atlee), Truman and Stalin to negotiate the terms for the end of WW2
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United nations
An international organisation to increase political and economic cooperation among other countries
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USSR/Soviet Union
A federation of communist countries
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Puppet government
A government which is controlled by another power.
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NATO
A military alliance of European and North American democracies.
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Iron curtain
An imaginary barrier separating the soviet bloc and the west (communism and capitalism).
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Truman Doctrine
The principle that the US should give support to countries supported by soviet forces.
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Marshall plan/aid
The lending of money from America to Europe in order to win over support against the communists.
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Containment
The action of preventing the expansion of a hostile country or influence.
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Cominform
The coordination and communication between the soviet sphere.
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Comecon
An association of soviet oriented communist nations.
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Berlin Blockade
The block of western allies supply lines by the Soviet Union.
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Warsaw Pact
A military alliance of communist nations in Eastern Europe. Created in answer to NATO.
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Buffer zone
A neutral serving to separate hostile forces or nations.
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