Cold War Ideology and Policies His 135

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Ideology and Policies 1 Cold War Ideology and Policies Ideology and Policies HIS/135 University of Phoenix Online Jonathan Tietz October 4, 2009
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Ideology and Policies 2 The Cold War ideology was for global political dominance. The Cold War was a political battle to determine whether Democracy or Communism would serve as the stronger government during this time period. For many years, Britain led Europe into a time of political, social, economic, and military dominance over the rest of the world during the colonial era. After WWII, Europe was devastated by war and two new great powers emerged; the United States and Russia (USSR). Kazakhstan, N. Korea, E. Germany and other surrounding nations were satellites to Russia while the US had Western Europe side with them to form an alliance. The American’s cold war influence with their policies and practices were to prevent
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Unformatted text preview: communism. The US policies were in place to give aid to the countries that were fighting against communism from a monetary and military perspective. American International Relations were focused more on assisting stable governments, rather than democratic governments. This particular type support was provided through the military, with bases and naval presence everywhere. The US also provided economic support through the Marshall Plan for Western Europe and the rebuilding of Japan. The Marshall Plan was an economic recovery program for the creating and the rebuilding of countries in Western Europe. This specific program was named for Secretary of State, George Marshall. This same financial program was offered the USSR and the surrounding countries, but they did not accept the financial aid....
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