HIS 206 Week 4 Dis 2 - After World War II President Truman...

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After World War II, President Truman adopted the Truman doctrine which established that the United States would assist all democratic nations (that were threatened by external or internal authoritarian forces) politically, militarily, and economically. The Truman Doctrine successfully re-oriented U.S. foreign policy, away from its customary attitude of removal from areal conflicts not straightforwardly affecting the United States, to one of probable interference in distant conflicts. Designed as a counter attack against the spread of communism around the world and to prevent countries from going under Soviet Union authority, as a result of this doctrine the United States interfered in a variety of conflicts and proxy wars like the Cuban missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, President Kennedy announced a deny-of-access to Cuba and initiated a negotiation with Russia to get rid of the missiles they placed in Cuba. Presidents Truman, Kennedy and Nixon dealt with the war in Vietnam by deploying many American troops to combat the Northern Vietnamese to prevent the spread of communism in that area which resulted in the deaths of a hundred thousands of American soldiers. The Cuban Missile Crisis was a crucial period during the Cold War. Fifty some years ago the United States and the Soviet Union were very close to total destruction than at any other period in history. In October 1962, President Kennedy received news of Soviet nuclear-tipped missiles in Cuba. The President determined right away that this could not stand. Over an extreme

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