October 9 - Liberation and Psychological warfare in the Early Cold War 1948-1953

October 9 - Liberation and Psychological warfare in the Early Cold War 1948-1953

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History of the Cold War October 9, 2007 “Liberation” and “Psychological Warfare” in the Early Cold War, 1948-1953 Red Planet Mars (1952) o American sense of duty to “liberate” Russia o Belief in this period that propaganda/psychological warfare can have profound effects overseas and especially in the Soviet Bloc o Early 1950s – American religious revival Contrast to Soviet atheism October 1951 – Period of acute tensions during early Cold War o American media predicted a major war o Soviets had atomic bombs by this point (although not as many as America) o Collier’s , October 27, 1951 Predicted war after which the UN occupied and rebuilds Russia o April 1951 – Kennan, “America and the Russian Future” Article in Foreign Affairs Kennan argued Americans should imagine the kind of Russia they want to see emerge and America should let that casino guide policy o Books by James Burnham, J.F. Dulles, others o 1950s – Crusade for Freedom: public campaign o 1950 – NSC-68: “Make the Russian people our allies”
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course HISTORY 354 taught by Professor Foglesong during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.

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October 9 - Liberation and Psychological warfare in the Early Cold War 1948-1953

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