Lecture 1 - threat from Cuba to U.S. interests and...

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I. The Cold War and the “American Century” Cold War- conflict between the U.S.S.R and America A. American universalism- separated church and state America is the shit Liberal religion. Separation of church and state Added "under God" to pledge (1950's) Against communism (atheistic) Government should provide better life through consumption and advanced II. American universalism and the “Third World” III. The age of Anxiety Other key terms: Henry Luce- republican, anti-communists Alliance for Progress- initiated by U.S. President John F. Kennedy in 1961 aimed to establish economic cooperation between North and South America. The aid was intended to counter the perceived emerging communist
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Unformatted text preview: threat from Cuba to U.S. interests and dominance in the region. "mutually assured destruction"- is a doctrine of military strategy in which a full-scale use of nuclear weapons by two opposing sides would effectively result in the destruction of both the attacker and the defender. [1] It is based on the theory of deterrence according to which the deployment of strong weapons is essential to threaten the enemy in order to prevent the use of the very same weapons. The strategy is effectively a form of Nash equilibrium , in which both sides are attempting to avoid their worst possible outcome— nuclear annihilation . radioactive fallout and fallout shelters...
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