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earlycoldwar - John Szmyd APUSH 2/3/06 Battling Communism...

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John Szmyd APUSH 2/3/06 Battling Communism During the early Cold War, Americans went to extremes to stop communism inside and outside of America. A strategy of containment of communism was developed and then confirmed by the Truman Doctrine. This was put to the test on June 25, 1950, when communist North Korea invaded South Korea, a democratic nation allied to the U.S. On the home front, a not widely known senator named Joseph R. McCarthy waged a witch hunting campaign against Communist infiltration in the American government. Though there was little direct fighting between the United States and the Soviet Union, these two incidents were among many occurrences of democracy battling communism in and out of the United States. After World War II ended, the allied victors split up territory taken from the losing nations. Korea was divided on the 38 th parallel between Russia and the United States. Led by the dictator Kim II Sung, the North Koreans, supported by Stalin, launched a surprise attack, intending to take over South Korea and make Korea one
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