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LaFeber Annotated Bibliography

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LaFeber Annotated Bibliography In America, Russia, and the Cold War, Walter LeFeber investigates the conflict  between the Soviet Union and the United States following World War II.  In  chapter one, LeFeber’s thesis was the American foreign policy at the time was  contradictory.  While seeking world wide open markets and free trade.  The result  ended up closing the western markets to the Eastern Bloc in response to the  Cold War.  Chapter two discusses the problems with a revolutionizing China.  Soviet policy  wanted continued chaos within China, while the United States looked to enhance  the government of Chaing Kai-Shek.  Chapter three details the Truman Doctrine,  and American efforts to stop the spread of communism.  Chapter four begins with  the Berlin blockade by the Soviets and the subsequent airlift by the West.  This  was followed by the American recognition of Israel, the formation of NATO, and 
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Unformatted text preview: then an introduction of the tenants of National Security Council document known as NSC-68. Chapter five is dominated by the Korean War while Chapter six deals with the political wrangling in the following years. Included was the Presidential election of 1952 and the death of Josef Stalin the following year. Chapter seven reveals the changes in the two countries as new administrations began in both. The CIA begins to exert its weight with the overthrow of Arbenez in Guatemala, the rise of communism and the fall of the French in Vietnam. Chapter eight details the first crisis and potential conflict between the two superpowers while trying to pacify the Suez Canal region. LaFeber, Walter, America, Russia, and the Cold War, 2008, McGraw Hill...
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