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A Soviet Assessment of American Post-war Intentions

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A Soviet Assessment of American Post-war Intentions Nikolai Novikov (1946) The foreign policy of the United States, which reflects the imperialist tendencies of American monopolistic capital, is characterized in the postwar period by a striving for world supremacy. This is the real meaning of the many statements by President Truman and other representatives of American ruling circles: that the United States has the right to lead the world. All the forces of American diplomacy--the army, the air force, the navy, industry and science--are enlisted in the service of this foreign policy. For this purpose broad plans for expansion have been developed and are being implemented through diplomacy and the establishment of a system of naval and air bases stretching far beyond the boundaries of the United States, through the arms race, and through the creation of ever newer types of weapons. ... Europe has come out of the war with a completely dislocated economy,
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