In-Class Notes 2.24 POLT 565

In-Class Notes 2.24 POLT 565 - Spheres of Influence...

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Spheres of Influence 2/24/2011 Spheres of Influence (during the - First World (US and WWII allieas) - Second World (Soviets and allies) - Third World (poorer, developing states of Asia, Africa and Latin America) - The third world becomes the battle ground during Cold War - Fight for influence in developing world o Soviets arrive late to Western Hemisphere - U.S. and Soviets aim to halt each other’s influence o Proxy wars – 2 major powers fund opposing sides of a conflict U.S. will arm opposing sides in a conflict Cold War not so “cold” in Third World, actually quite a bit of conflict Truman Doctrine - Dramatic shift in U.S. foreign policy (briefly held a policy of no intervention in the America’s, but now…) o Based on Containment o “it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures” - Gives US wide latitude for intervention - Problem: most people in world not living in “free” countries
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course POLT 565 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at New Hampshire.

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In-Class Notes 2.24 POLT 565 - Spheres of Influence...

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