Cold War Vocabulary. 1. Cold War. A struggle over political differences between the United States ( Democracy and Capitalism ) and the Soviet Union ( Communism and Socialism ) without actually going to war with each other. 2. Korean Conflict (War).
The U.S. supported South Vietnam with troops, money, and supplies to prevent it being taken over by communist backed North Vietnam. It ended in a cease-fire agreement.
*U.S blockaded Cuba and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev offered to remove the missiles in exchange for the U.S. promising not to invade Cuba. Kennedy also secretly agreed to remove U.S. missiles from Turkey.
*After Cuba allowed the Soviet Union to place missiles trained on the U.S., President Kennedy placed an embargo on their country which lasted for several years.
*The US wanted to stop the Soviet Union’s expansion through limited military and non-military means in areas of the world that were of strategic importance to the US. This policy caused the United States to become involved in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.
*In order to enforce the embargo the U.S. placed on Cuba, for allowing Soviet missiles to be placed in their country, the U.S. created one of these with our navy ships.
*To defend against a possible Soviet invasion of Western Europe, these countries created a large military force.
*The wall stretched over a hundred miles. It not only ran through the center of Berlin, but also wrapped around West Berlin, entirely cutting West Berlin off from the rest of East Germany.