GOVT - D. Gordon: Why will the US will prevail? 1. Learning...

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Lecture 3 I. Two competing views from the National Level A. Traditionalist Perspective Soviet Expansion B. Revisionist Perspective American Expansion II. Individual Level A. Stalin’s Paranoia B. Truman’s Anti Communism III. Superpowers’ Foreign Policy Goals After WWII A. U.S. Goals Ambiguous and Universal 1. Maintain US International Involvement 2. Free and open markets B. Soviet Goals Concrete and Territorial 1. Maintain Control over Sphere of Influence IV: The cold War and Gwot A. Similarities 1. Ideological 2. Global 3. Long Term 4. Multi dimensional (Ideas and military; Proxy Wars, Alliances and Institutions) 5. Domestic Implications B. Differences 1. State vs Non State 2. No Existential Threat 3. Ideological Appeal C. Adversary Goals 1. Drive US out of Middle East 2. Topple extant ME rulers 3. Establish Islamic Caliphate
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Unformatted text preview: D. Gordon: Why will the US will prevail? 1. Learning 2. Ideology 3. Technology Thursday Lecture 2 I. Superpowers Foreign Policy Goals After WWII A. U.S. Goals Ambiguous and Universal 1. Maintain US international Involvement 2.Free and open markets B. Soviet Goals Concrete and territorial 1. Maintain control over sphere of influence II. Kennans view of soviet union A. Presciently Antagonistic B. Dual nature Expansionary but cautious III. The Greek civil war & the Truman doctrine a. Implication of the Truman doctrine 1. Established Anti communism as Basis of AFP 2. Established American Global Leadership 3. Set Precedent of US Intervention 4. Introduced Seeds of Domino Theory IV.Marshal Plan: Economic Side of Containment a. Curbing Domestic Attraction to Communism...
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