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1 Chapter 2: America’s Global Involvement and the Emergence of the Cold War James M. McCormick American Foreign Policy and Process Fifth Edition
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2 The Post World War II Environment: Explaining American Involvement Three reasons for abandoning isolationism The global power vacuum The commitment of American leaders to involvement The rise of the Soviet challenge
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3 Explaining American Involvement After World War II: Four Policy Statements Stalin’s February, 1946 speech on capitalism and imperialism Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech—March 1946 Kennan’s “Long Telegram”—February, 1946 Novikov Telegram—September 1946
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4 The Emergence of the Cold War Between the US and the USSR The Yalta Axioms vs. the Riga Axioms in dealing with the Soviet Union The “Truman Doctrine” March 12, 1947 Form: Speech before Congress; Rationale: stop totalitarianism; Purpose: commit the US to a global strategy
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5 The Emergence of the Containment
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