Poli Sci 255-11 - PoliSci25511 16:24

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Poli Sci 255-11 16:24 The Nuclear Arms Race and the Cuban Missile Crisis Korean War as an unnecessary war, but ultimately (NSC 68) certain understanding how  the US and its allies would respond to a defense structure around the world. Not having a standing military force on alert. Cold War Ideological conflict – democracy vs. communists Us vs. them, bi-polar lens – this is crucial to understanding foreign policy ideas Nuclear arms race  Anti-communism – the red takeover of China, how could this happen if there weren’t  communists from within? McCarthyism – demagogue, ultimately his arguments were all found to be suspicious. HUAC – series of hearings that brought Americans from all walks of life, it had a  profound chilling affect. People were blacklisted, lost their jobs. Cycles of witch hunts, it ended in December 1954 to censure McCarthy. Any deviation from an anti-communist line was considered not good
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course POLI SCI 255 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at UMass (Amherst).

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Poli Sci 255-11 - PoliSci25511 16:24

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