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Presidents of the United States
Leader of the Free World

Presidents of the United States
Presidents of the United States


Leader of the Free World
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   9.1

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    finland, communist, influential, diplomatic, nuclear, superpower, leadership, war-torn, economics, booming, assistance, cultural, military, high-tech, entertainment, leading
     content words:    United States, World War II, Cold War, Soviet Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, President Eisenhower, South Vietnam, President Kennedy, Peace Corps, Saudi Arabia


Leader of the Free World
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     At the end of World War II, two countries, the Soviet Union and the United States, emerged as the two superpowers of the world. The Soviet Union had become the leader of the communist countries. The United States had become the leader of the democratic countries.
 
2     The Soviet Union was considered our enemy at this time. A competition sprang up between the two countries, known as the Cold War. The democratic countries, including many European countries and the United States, became known as the free world. The United States was the most powerful of the free world countries, and so the President of the United States was sometimes called the leader of the free world.
 
3     The U.S. was the leading free world country in several ways. Our economy was booming. People in other countries wanted to live like we did in the United States.
 
4     The United States government also took on a leadership role in world affairs. We provided aid to war-torn countries in Europe. We were one of the organizers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, known as NATO. We airlifted food, fuel, and other supplies into Berlin when it was needed.

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