Stalin declares that Communism and Capitalism are incompatible Soviets set up a blockade in Eastern Europe After 20 million deaths in WWII, Soviets decide to rebuild the USSR Stalin decides to set up satellite states
950- General MacArthur favored an invasion of China. Truman rules this option out because the U.S. would need atomic weapons and too many lives would be lost. MacArthur wanted to finish the war and attacked Truman’s policies. Truman fires Gen, MacArthur as a result for insubordination
The dividing line was called the 38th parallel of latitude
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Competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union and the United States, for dominance in spaceflight capability.
Nuclear arms race was an arms race competition for supremacy in nuclear warfare between the United States and the Soviet Union
People were sometimes fired for associating with people who were communisPeople were afraid that they might be fired from work if they were considered disloyal to the U.S.