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Cold War Ideology and Policies

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Cold War: Page 1 Cold War Ideology and Policies Billie E. Henderson Axia College of University of Phoenix
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During World War II the United States and the Soviet Union forged an uneasy alliance with based on the common goal of defeating Nazi Germany. In the wake of the war Both the United States and the Soviet Union established themselves as the world two reigning superpowers. While at the time the United States had a booming economy, a massive military establishment, and the atomic bomb most of the Soviet Union lay in ruins. However, with both Germany and Japan defeated there was no one left in Europe and Asia that posed a threat to the Soviet Union. This made the United States uneasy and fearful that with no opposition in the region communism would spread to the war torn countries of the region. Thus the uneasy alliance was over and the cold war ensued. The United States adopted policies and practices regarding international relations to combat
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Unformatted text preview: and contain communism. The Truman Doctrine was created in 1947 to help protect democratic people worldwide against communism, and gave aid to Turkey and Greece who were being threatened. The Marshall Plan was also established in 1947, which offered an invitation to all the European countries to request financial assistance so they could revive their economies, and deter the unrest and displeasure associated with bad times which Communists took advantage of. In 1949 the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was instituted, along with Canada, France, Belgium, Britain, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, agreeing to defend each other and take action if any of them were to be attacked by armed forces. References Davidson, J. (Ed.). (2005). Nation of nations: A concise narrative of the American Republic (4th ed., Vol. 2). New York: McGraw-Hill...
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