AMH2020 6-31 Lecture- JFK; Cuban Missile Crisis; Vietnam

AMH2020 6-31 Lecture- JFK; Cuban Missile Crisis; Vietnam -...

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AMH2020--- Korean War Era 1949-1952 NATO—North American Treaty organization US creating a worldwide system of alliances Created in April 1949 Included US, Canada, and 10 European countries An attack against one was an attack against all Viewed by some Americans as a violation of US sovereignty Events in China after World War Two Jiang Jieshi—aka Chiang Kai-shek Leader of free china, supported by US Mao Zedong—insurgent leader of communist forces Advocated land reforms Popular with peasant class Advocated unrest against Jieshi 1949—Mao Zedong ran Chiang Kai-shek off Mainland China Chiang Kai-shek sets up anti-communist rule in Taiwan China’s fall to Communism caused US to tweak Containment methods NSC-68— new blueprint for US containment methods/policies Contained moralistic wording: freedom spread by US Slavery spread by USSR No further negotiations with Soviets Urged full scale offensive to enlarge US power through: Covert actions Economic pressure Propaganda campaigns Massive military buildups
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course AMH 2020 taught by Professor Michelleadams during the Summer '06 term at University of Central Florida.

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