Lecture 16- Mar 31

Lecture 16- Mar 31 - International history of the U.S. in...

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International history of the U.S. in the 20 th Century Lecture 16 March 31, 2008 New Empire into Old 1) “New Empire” a) Idea that US will dominate through economic power, not territorial 2) 1950s a) An decade of division 3) Korea a) Before WWII it was under Japanese control b) After WWII, US had liberated South Korea, and USSR had liberated North Korea c) War was launched by North Korea, not Soviet Union, who wanted to push back South Korea d) US forced into defending South Korea to reinforce its global mission of anti-communism e) Cease-fire in 1953, but war is not actually ended i) Possibly representing the continuation of the Cold War? 4) Anti-Communism a) US does not accept communist governments in its sphere and will not accept any governments that threaten material interests b) Iran’s Mosaddeq is overthrown by the US because he attempts to nationalize Iran’s oil c) Guatemala’s Arbenz is overthrown by US because he redistributes land, threatening United Fruit Co.’s profits
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