Unformatted text preview: Thus, for example, the UN will be used by the Soviets to undermine American power. Soviet security depends on American weakness – the logic of force is what Soviet leaders understand. Tensions high immediately after the war. Berlin crisis in 1948. Soviets blockade Berlin. United States airlifts supplies to the Western part of the city. George Kennan and the Long Telegram – Kennan advocated a policy of containment vis-à-vis the Soviet Union – allow the USSR to hold its current satellites, but prevent it from exerting influence anywhere else in Europe – for example, in Greece, Communist Parties fought with monarchists – the West supported the monarchists. Similarly, CP influence throughout Europe was contained – W. European powers, such as Italy, vowed that Communists would not be brought into the government....
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- Fall '11