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Europe After WWII: the “Iron Curtain”
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Truman Doctrine
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Truman Doctrine The US will "support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures."
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Truman Doctrine Meant to keep Soviet influence out of Greece and Turkey USSR backs off Begins the “political war” with USSR
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Policy of Containment Contain communism where it already exists Don’t let it ever spread!
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Containment “Strongpoints” were strongest bases of
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Unformatted text preview: Democracy in the world: Western Europe, USA, Japan • Everywhere else (Africa, Latin America, SE Asia) was up for grabs Containment • Any threat of communism creeping outside the areas of containment must be met with tremendous opposition Korea US-led coups: Iran, Guatemala JFK as a Cold Warrior Bay of Pigs Space Race • Sputnik: USSR in Space • Cold War, but through non-military means • Display of technological prowess Cuban Missile Crisis...
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course HIST 112 taught by Professor Littlefield during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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