Outline Lecture Sixteen--Global Implications of the Cold War

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Outline Lecture Sixteen—Global Implications of the Cold War I) Cold War as Global Meta-narrative a) The Preponderance of Perception i) “What to Do When the Russians Come” 1984 (1) Was it realistic? Was it plausible? ii) Soviet perspective (1) U.S.S.R. imagined itself as the champion of proletariats everywhere (2) Capitalism as a global virus iii) American perspective (1) Champion of democracy, free trade, and liberty and justice for the individual (2) U.S.S.R. as an inherently atheist, despotic, expansionist empire b) Leadership Role for America according to NSC-68 (April 1950) i) Need for containment ii) Means of containment c) Resistance from “Isolationists” i) Impact of Korean War on U.S. foreign policy (1) June 1950 crossing the 38 th Parallel ii) 1950, the signing of the Sino-Soviet Pact d) Fear of the Domino Effect i) Need to contain spread of communism by all means SHORT of global war (1) Ideological battleground ii) Global repercussions II) Collateral Casualties of the Cold War
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