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American Colonial Empire

American Colonial Empire  

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At the Cold War's height, the historian Bernard De Voto proposed that “one of the facts which define the United States is that its national and its imperial boundaries are ...
arms transfer

arms transfer  

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The transfer of weapons, ammunition, and other military goods from one entity to another (usually between governments), either with or without payment or other reimbursement.
Chaim Weizmann

Chaim Weizmann  

(b. 27 Nov. 1874, d. 9 Nov. 1952).President of Israel 1948–52 Born in Motol in Russian Poland, he received a doctorate degree at the University of Freiburg, and from 1904 lectured at the University ...
Clark McAdams Clifford

Clark McAdams Clifford  

(b. Fort Scott, Kansas, 25 Dec. 1906; d. Bethesda, Maryland, 10 October 1998)US; Special Counsel to the President 1946–50, Secretary for Defense 1968–9 A St Louis lawyer, Clifford became assistant to ...
Cold War

Cold War  

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The antagonism between the USA and USSR lasting from the late 1940s until the late 1980s, ‘cold’ because it was waged through diplomatic and ideological means rather than force. Britain was allied to ...
containment

containment  

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First articulated by President Truman in 1947, containment involved maintaining the US military presence around the world, as well as supporting ‘friendly’ regimes economically and militarily. It was ...
Dean Acheson

Dean Acheson  

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(1893–1971)US politician. He served as Assistant Secretary of State, Under‐Secretary, and Secretary of State (1949–53), urging international control of nuclear power in the Acheson–Lilienthal Report ...
Eisenhower Doctrine

Eisenhower Doctrine  

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A statement of US foreign policy issued by President Eisenhower after the Suez War and approved by Congress in 1957. It proposed to offer economic aid and military advice to governments in the Middle ...
ELAS

ELAS  

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A communist-dominated guerrilla army in Greece. The initials stand for the Greek words meaning National People's Liberation Army. It was created during World War II by the communist-controlled ...
Forrest Sherman

Forrest Sherman  

(1896–1951), naval officer.One of the most intellectually gifted and effective military leaders of his generation, Sherman spent most of his career in naval aviation. After participating in the ...

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