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A foreign policy position, where a nation refuses to commit to alliances or ‘take sides’ in international disputes
East German armed police, responsible for guarding the Berlin Wall and other borders.
A French term describing the reconciliation or re-establishment of good relations between previously nations or governments that were previously hostile
A breakdown in relations between China and USSR during the 1960s, culminating in border clashes in 1969.
Anti-communist theory, contending that the rise of communism in one country would inevitably lead to it spreading to neighbouring countries, particularly in Asia.
Russian for ‘restructuring’. A reform movement in the USSR during the 1980s, led by Mikhael Gorbachev. It involved some liberal reforms and a relaxing of centralised controls o
Islamic resistance fighters who fought against the Soviets in Afghanistan, with US backing.
Russian prison camps used between 1940 and 1960, for isolating political prisoners, career criminals and other undesirables, while exploiting their labour.
An agreement signed in 1975, aimed at improving communications and relationships between Soviet bloc and Western countries.
Policy adopted by West Germany and its leader Willy Brandt, who sought to improve communication and economic ties with East Germany.
A conspiracy theory, suggesting links between politicians, military leaders and industrialists who produce weapons and other military equipment.
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A term invented by Winston Churchill to describe the political and physical barriers between the Soviet bloc and the ‘free’ countries of Europe.
A state of improved relations after a period of conflict or tension. In the Cold War it refers to the decade-long ‘thaw’ in US-Soviet relations between the late 1960s and late
A term given to the foreign policy of the Reagan administration, particularly regard to the Soviet Union.
The name given to an address given by US Secretary of State James F Byrne in Stuttgart in September 1946. Byrne assured listeners that the US would protect German sovereignty and,
A conflict where larger nations support and supply smaller nations involved in a war or civil war, without becoming directly involved.
Two periods of anti-communist hysteria in the United States, the first following the Russian Revolution (1918-19), the second in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
The Cold War assumption that both the US and USSR would refrain from launching nuclear weapons, since each knew the other would retaliate, and this would lead to devastation on bot
Broadly refers to US Cold War foreign policy, based on Harry Truman’s pledge to support nations in their struggle to resist communism.
An informal but politically charged discussion between Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev in 1959.
The peaceful popular movement that emerged in Czechoslovakia in late 1989, leading to political reform and free elections.
Russian for ‘openness’. A Soviet reform implemented by Mikhail Gorbachev during the late 1980s, encouraging open debate, discussion and freedom of speech.

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