BeginningofColdWar

BeginningofColdWar - Encouragement of self-confidence in...

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The Cold War [1945-1991]: An Ideological Struggle Soviet & Eastern Bloc Nations [“Iron Curtain”] US & the Western Democracies GOAL spread world- wide Communism GOAL “Containment” of Communism & the eventual collapse of the Communist world. [ George Kennan ] METHODOLOGIES: 1. Espionage [KGB vs. CIA] 2. Arms Race [nuclear escalation] 3. Ideological Competition for the minds and hearts of Third World peoples [Communist govt. & command economy vs. democratic govt. & capitalist economy] “proxy wars” 4. Bi-Polarization of Europe [NATO vs. Warsaw Pact]
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The Division of Berlin
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The Bipolarization of Europe
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George Kennan [“X Article”]: CONTAINMENT Goals Means Actual Application 1. Restoration of the balance of power 2. Reduction of Soviet ability to project outside power.
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Unformatted text preview: Encouragement of self-confidence in nations threatened by Soviet expansion. Exploitation of tensions in international communism. Long-term program of U.S. economic assistance [Marshall Plan] Cooperation with communist regimes; [supporting Titoism in Yugoslavia] 3. Modification of the Soviet concept of international relations. Negotiating settlement of outstanding differences. Using carrots & sticks; containing Germany with an embrace and Russia at arms length. George Kennan [X Article]: CONTAINMENT Goals Means Actual Application National Defense Budget [1940-1964] Korean War [1950-1953] Korean War [1950-1953] S yng m a n Rhe e Kim Il-S ung Do m ino The o ry The Shifting Map of Korea [1950-1953]...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course HISTORY 102 taught by Professor Rotunda during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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