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it as one country- USSR made it clear that they wanted to get rid of industrial assets and get shipments from western zones VI What convinced Americans that the US must relinquish hope for a Wilsonian world, yet still engage in world affairs? 1) Fear and distrust of communism, arrogance to have things go their way, seeing Soviet Russian dictatorship as another Nazi regime, reaction to fighting the second world war 2) Within less than two months 2.a) Stalin told Russia to redouble efforts in industry and armaments, compared his former allies to Nazi Germany, said that cooperation was impossible 2.b) Churchill called for military collaboration between GB&US until U.N. was effective 2.c) Canadian authorities arrested 22 Soviet spies who sent intelligence from Manhattan Project to Moscow 2.d) George Kennan sent his Long Telegram from Moscow, warning that Russia would not let up from demanding its conquests in Europe and would try to gain power in other countries as well 2.e) Vandenberg, in Congress, was asking “What is Russia up to now” 2.f) Byrnes gave a speech saying that the US would resist violence and would be firm, which the New York Times wrote was “a warning to Russia” & “a reorientation in America’s international relations” 2.g) Iron Curtain speech 2.g.i Called on Providence and the special relationship 3) Hope lessened for peace with SU 3.a) SU vetoed the American plan for U.N. control of atomic energy in 1947 3.b) Insurgency in Greece 3.c) Attempts to gain power in France and Italy 4) Dulles urge the United States to rearm (Truman reduced armed forces from 12 to 1.5 million)
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5) GB could no longer help Greece and Turkey- SU was positioned to take over the Mediterranean 6) Marshall (he called it “Martial”) plan for European economic recovery (Marshall was secretary of state) 6.a) Taft thought it was socialism 6.b) Stalin X let his satellites get Marshall aid, and blockaded W. Berlin to prevent an independent West Germany The US reacted with the Berlin Airlift 1948-49 7) NATO= first permanent peacetime alliance 8) 1949 8.a) SU 1 st atomic test 8.b) Chinese communist took over from the Nationalists 9) Truman gave the ok for development of the hydrogen bomb 10) Keenan disagreed with the militarization of the Cold War and was replaced by Nitze, who was the creator of National Security Council memorandum 68 (NSC-68), which "predicted [that] the Soviets could launch a nuclear attack on the United States by 1954 and recommended an increase in U.S. spending for nuclear and conventional arms." (Wikipedia) 10.a) Urge for national security 10.a.i Disruption of balance of power in Europe and Asia- if US dropped out of world politics then they were risking a Communist Eurasian dictatorship 10.a.ii Stalin’s tactics echoed Hitler’s, and appeasement didn’t work the first time 10.a.iii Resistance needed to be backed up by superior force 10.a.iv Long-range bombers and missiles meant that American cities were in danger, so mobilization couldn’t wait 10.b) Financial budget of NSC 68 increased times four. Korean War made
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