Examine the evolution of the US

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Examine the evolution of the US's cold war foreighn policy between 1945 and 1989 45-53 (cold war begins, conflict level high emphasis containment) George Kennan Advised Truman that the USSR would try to spread communism across the world Lead to the policy of "containment" The Truman Doctrine Convinced that Stalin could not be trusted, America would have to show leadership to the rest of the world (leader of the free world) Painted the world into the free (capitalist) and not free (communist) The Marshall plan Offered billions of dollars in aid to European countries economically devastated during the war. Shined a positive light on "containment" so that these poor countres would not fall to the USSR By 1950 European production exceeded pre war levels with countries ready to follow America. Communist China Mao Zedong exiled his free market rival Korean War American intervention to hault the spread of communism into South Korea. Settled at a stale mate around the 38 th parallelell Shows how the cold war began in Europe but had become a global conflict Increase in military spending Spent money on development of nuclear chemical and biological weapons Increased funds to CIA
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53-60 (continued conflict, U.S. starts to intervene militarily to promote containment)
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course HIST 104 taught by Professor Richards during the Winter '08 term at Western Washington.

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