11.12.07 - • 1952 election o Eisenhower v Stevenson •...

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What Provoked the Cold War? Competing Ideologies o Communism v. Democratic Capitalism Contests over Bretton Woods o World Bank and International Monetary Fund Altered International System o System Reduced to Bipolarity Competing Security Agendas o Each side seeking a “buffer zone” Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech, 1946 Policy of Containment George Kenman and the Long Telegram, 1946 Truman Doctrine, 1947 Economic Cooperation Act (Marshall Plan) 1948 Berlin Airlift, 1948-1949 Cold War Mobilization National Security Act, 1947 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), 1949 NSC-68, 1950 The Korean War “Losing?” China A divides peninsula Containment at work o Stalemate 1950
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Unformatted text preview: • 1952 election o Eisenhower v. Stevenson • Concluding the conflict o Ceasefire, July 1953 Impact of Hot War on the Cold War • Demonstrated significance of Asia in the campaign of communism • Set precedent for future undeclared wars • Soured Sino-American relations while strengthening Japanese-American ties • Made recommendations of NSC-68 a reality, expanding military expenditures dramatically Age of Affluence • Eisenhower Administration • Changing labor patterns • The suburban ideal o GI Bill and the Federal Housing Administration o Levittown and the postwar suburbs o Automobile and the Interstate Highway Act, 1956...
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