Chp2627282930 - | | |CHP26 | |PolicyofContainment

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| CHP 26 | Policy of Containment | Containing the spread of Communsim….don’t go to war…. | George Kennan – 1947; did not believe in the need to go to war with  communist countries; simply contain….”containment”… | Also remember the first instance when the Containment policy was  implemented, that is when the U.S sent military and economic missions  and $400 million in aid to Greece and Turkey. | Marshall Plan | 1948; US….congress wants to help with European Recovery…. .Money  and resources sent to other countries….help restore economies….but US  insisted these counties participate in capitalism | also while the Congress debated the Marshall Plan, the Soviets took over  Czechoslovakia. | NATO | An alliance that agrees that countries will watch out for one another and  help out with conflicts before war erupts….primarily western European  countries | The Warsaw Pact | The pact was a Soviet initiative aimed at countering NATO. East  Germany, Hungary, Albania, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland,  and the Soviet Union were the founding members. | Yes, NATO was a pledge to a common defense for the U.S. and its allies 
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| American response to the fall of the Nationalist government of China. | The United States refused to recognize the Peoples Republic of China,  blocked its admission to the UN, and supported the Nationalist government  in Taiwan. | NSC-68 | A document that warned that the survival of the nation required a massive  military buildup and the tripling of the budget. Korean War is what brought  all these recommendations into actual play. | Also it argued that the Cold War was a global clash between freedom  spread by the U.S. and slavery promoted by the U.S.S.R. so in order to  combat communism worldwide, a permanent military build-up was  required. | Israeli declaration of statehood | When Jews in Palestine declared the state of Israel in May 1948, Truman  quickly recognized the new country and made its defense the cornerstone  of U.S. policy in Middle East. | 1948 executive order | Desegregated the armed services | Second red scare | In the 1940s and 1950s, federal employees investigated, some  Americans were blacklisted, and homosexuals harassed.
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