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Week 2 - GOV 312 Lecture 5 Monday July 18th I...

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GOV 312: Lecture 5, Monday, July 18th I. Militarization of Containment A. Response to Soviet/Communist Expansion 1. Czechoslovakia (1948) 2. Berlin Blockade (1948-49) 3. Soviet Atomic Bomb (1949) 4. Loss of China to Communists (1949) 5. Korean War (1950-1953) B. North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- NATO C. NSC-68 II. Walter Lippman & Demilitarization of Europe A.Unending conflict and crises B.Put initiative in Soviet hands. C.Put US is predicament of supporting dictators in civil wars. D.Incredible strain on US economy III. Nuclear Weapons and the Cold War A. Why Were Nuclear Weapons Different? B. Nuclear Weapons and “Total War” C. Nuclear Deterrence Deterrence: To discourage attack through the threat of retaliation. “If you attack me, I may not be able to prevent your attack, but I can retaliate so powerfully that you will not want to attack in the first place.” (Nye, p. 123)
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GOV 312: Lecture 6, Tue, July 19th I. Nuclear Weapons and the Cold War A. Why Were Nuclear Weapons Different?
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