Class_Notes_July_14 - 19:37

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19:37 The US really wanted to stay involved after WWII so they could avoid the  isolation that occurred after WWI.  The main way that they chose to do this was  the United Nations (UN).  They had a somewhat ambiguous and universal plan.  Also, the Soviets just wanted concrete and territorial things.  Their vast  misinterpretations of each other led to the Cold War. READ KENNAN.  He was trying to send a wake up call to US policy makers.  The  article had a huge, huge impact on US foreign policy.  Kennan was down for the  US practicing containment – “The Adroit and vigilant application of counterforce at a series of constantly  shifting geographical and political points, corresponding to the shifts and  maneuvers of Soviet society.” Kennan, p. 862 1.  Soviets has an innate antagonism against the US because we’re capitalists.  If  the Soviets are being nice to us, then they’re definitely up to something. 2.  This external enemy provides a reason for the harsh police state that the 
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course GOVT 312L taught by Professor Dennis during the Summer '11 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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