Flashcards - Western Civilization Post-1945

Flashcards - Western Civilization Post-1945
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In economics, inflation is a sustained increase in the general price level of goods and services in an economy over a period of time
Eastern Bloc
The Eastern Bloc was the group of communist states of Central and Eastern Europe, generally the Soviet Union and the countries of the Warsaw Pact
Soviet Union
The Soviet Union , officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics , abbreviated to USSR , was a socialist state on the Eurasian continent that existed from 1922 to 1991
United Nations
The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation
The Holocaust , also known as the Shoah , was a genocide in which Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany and its collaborators killed about six million Jews
Cold War
The Cold War was a state of political and military tension after World War II between powers in the Western Bloc and powers in the Eastern Bloc
Korean War
The Korean War began when North Korea invaded South Korea
Mujahideen is the plural form of mujahid , the term for one engaged in Jihad
classical pragmatism
Pragmatism as a philosophical tradition began in the United States around 1870
Television or TV is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome , or in color, and in two or three dimensions and sound
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization , also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949
Zionism is a nationalist political movement of Jews and Jewish culture that supports the re-establishment of a Jewish homeland in the territory defined as the historic Land of Israel
Chinese Communist Party
The Communist Party of China is the founding and ruling political party of the People's Republic of China
Joseph Stalin
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953
Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev is a former Soviet statesman

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