Hist 136 The Cold War - Hist 136 Smith The Cold War The Iron Curtain Speech given by Winston Churchill Refers to the division of Western Europe under

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Hist 136 Smith The Cold War The Iron Curtain Speech given by Winston Churchill Refers to the division of Western Europe, under American influence, from Eastern Europe, under the domination of the Soviet Union Stalin believes "whoever conquers a territory should keep it" George Kennen Signs the Long Telegram as Mr. X in 1946 Most prominent post war American thinker The only way to deal with the Soviets is to stop them no matter what direction they take -- only chance for Soviet Union is through expansion Truman Doctrine Containment is the basis Former foreign policy has been less broad -- US has to help European countries in their colonies Must be policy of the US to support the freedom of people everywhere -- theory behind US foreign policy Walter Lippmann Policy of Truman Doctrine can only occur by making satellites, clients, dependents, and puppets Solution to communism wasn't an endless battle but rather a steady removal of Soviet troops Marshall Plan

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