Asians Americans and the Cold War Lecture

Asians Americans and the Cold War Lecture - Asians...

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1945 (end of cold war)-1991 (the collapse of the Soviet Union) Post WW2 Developments: Former allies fought for war spoils: o Korea from Japan Formation of US and USSR blocs: two strongest powers after the war Revolutionary movements in the colonies HUAC 1946: Beginning of red scare o Blacklists, and loyalty notes were needed. Blacklist meant you could not work for the government and in Hollywood US blamed for China’s change to communism Korean War is fought to a standstill. o Still to this day Joseph McCarthy: McCarthy trials-similar to witch hunts o Accused government officials and Hollywood actors of being Communist. o Played on the popular fear of communism o In 1950, McCarthy said that the US did not support Chaing Hi-Chek in China because of the mass amounts of communist sympathizers in the state department o He is silenced in 1954. Reasons KMT Party loses in China: Communists were able to appeal to peasants o Military victories as a result of a peasant army KMT has accused of financial corruption o Responsible for inflation
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2011 for the course ASAMST 20A taught by Professor Omi during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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