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_________________________________________________________________ April 20 : Vietnam, the War Like No Other April 22: Nixon at War at Home and Abroad Read: Roark, Ch. 29 Read: Johnson, Document 29-2: pp. 267-271 Monday, April 26 – Automatic W grade (last day to drop an individual class with an automatic W) for students with 29 hours or less. Week 16:_______________________________________________________________ April 27: Quiz 5 The Conservative Backlash Against Liberalism Read: Roark, Ch. 30 03/30/10 The Soviet Red Menace and the Red Scare Johnson, Document 26-2: pp. 207-211 and Document 26-4: pp. 215-219 After the war, because the atomic bomb, America came out as a very powerful nation. After the war, the idea of isolation completely disappeared. -The United Nations: June 1945, came together in San Fransisco. Settled agreements. They try to figure out how to prevent a war. Peace was not archieved. There was tension between the allied countries. The soviet union was against the rebuilding of Germany. URSS wants Poland Romania Bulgaria, etc, to be a border protecting them from invations. The allied power agree with the condition of there being a democratic election. The election showed almost no support towards the socialist party so Stalin annuls the election. So the soviets installed socialist government in those countries. -Policy of Containment: President Truman decided to draw a hard line towards soviet expansion. Tensions mounted between the super powers. And a new policy called containment began. -The Truman Doctrine: Surged from a civil war in Greece, where the US supported the pro-westernamerican side against the socialists. In a speech to congress, Truman requested large military and economic support to Greece and Turkey. Fearing is one nation falls to socialism, its going to influence other nations (the domino theory). The congress approved with 300 million to Greece and 100 million to turkey. -The Marshall Plan: 1948, Josh Marshall suggest the US needed to support the European countries after the war, to gain the loyalty of these nations and not lose that loyalty to the soviet union (this intention was disguised with the idea of the US helping them fighting hunger and being humanitarian). Having a hard time to get this policies approved in congress, when socialism arrived to checoslovaquia, congress overwhelming sent support to Europe. -NATO (1949)- the cold war is intensifying and going more to a militaristic matter. Acheson (secretary of state) supported a military alliance with western Europe which would prepare themselves for any soviet invasion. The soviets do the same thing with it was called to Warsaw Pact.
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The USSR tested a Atomic bomb so Truman becomes obsessed with keeping ahead military speaking from the soviets. So the US created the hydrogen bomb (h-bomb). The loss of China to the communist scared the US. So the US approved a permanent
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