Marshall Plan: An economic plan designed by the U.S. to help countries affected by the war in Europe rebuild their economy.
NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization Warsaw Pact: Treaty signed by Poland and seven Soviet satellite
ICBM: An Intercontinental Ballistic Missile.
Space Race: The race between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R to be the first to send a man to space.
After Nations became aware of the U.S.'s Nuclear Weapons arsenal, many nations raced to get one of their own. This also sparked many other technological races.
Containment Policy: A policy devised by George F. Kennan stating that we should prevent the spread of Communism rather than physically trying to stop it. Containing it until it eventually crumbles upon itself.
George F. Kennan: American diplomat and historian, most well known for his policy of containment during the Cold War.
Berlin Airlift: A response to a Soviet blockade of Berlin where the Allies airdropped food, water, and supplies upon the besieged city.
Iron Curtain: The metaphorical / physical wall separating the West from the Soviet powers of the East.
Joseph Stalin: A former Georgian revolutionary turned Soviet politician. He led the Soviet Union from the mid-20s until 1953 when he died.