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  BACKGROUND ON THE TRUMAN-MacARTHUR CLASH ……continuation of 2 nd  POINT IN THE “BLAME THE  SOVIETS” POSITION -----2) MOSCOW-COMMANDED INTERNATIONAL  COMMUNISM --notion of Stalin as all-powerful in orchestrating  (1950 Communist victory in Chinese Civil War; Kim Il  Sung’s June 1950 decision to attack South Korea) “COLD WARRIOR” VIEW OF STALIN AS ALL-POWERFUL  WORLD COMMUNIST LEADER IS INACCURATE --recent historians stress fissures in “international  communist movement”…… with portrait of Stalin as  cautious, fretful “senior” Communist leader (esp. relevant  in describing Stalin-Kim relations) PIVOTAL YEAR FROM EARLY 1949 TO EARLY 1950:  
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REFINING THE “CONTAINMENT” STRATEGY BY WAY OF  THE ADM.’S ADOPTING OF NSC-68  BACKGROUND TO THE KOREAN WAR  & PRESIDENT TRUMAN’S DECISIVE U.S.-UNITED 
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course HIST 021 taught by Professor Coohill during the Spring '07 term at Penn State.

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