Containment in Asia

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  • Topic 5
    • Post war Japan
      • Economic stabilization
        • Increased regulations of trade
        • Increased regulation of foreign exchange
        • Stricter lending criteria
        • More efficient taxation system
      • General agreements on tarrifs and trade
        • Created at United Nations
        • USA demanded that Japan joins to prevent them from trading with communist China
      • San Fransisco peace treaty
        • Did
          • Force Japan to renounce any claims to neighbouring territories
          • Recognised the full sovereignty of Japanese people
        • Did not
          • Hold Japan responsible for war
          • Place significant restrictions on Japan's economy
          • Restrict future political models
          • Impose reparations on Japan
          • Restrict Japan's re-arment
      • The USA required Japan to sign a bilateral security agreement called ' US-Japan security treaty
        • This allowed USA to Veto Japan, Gave them administrative control of Okinawa and the right for them to use military force in Japan in the unrestricted military bases.
    • Jiang Jieshi & China
      • 1949 the anti communist party lost during the Chinese civil war
      • Jiang Jieshi was exilled to Taiwan by the Communists
      • Chinese communist party was lead by Mao Zedong
      • June 1949 China announced their USSR alliance
      • Dean G. Anderson supported Jian Jieshi of Taiwan and gave him reinforcements for the sino-soviet alliance
    • NSC-68
      • USA's atomic monopoly ended in 1949 when the USSR developed their own
      • The loss of China to Communism made the 'National Security council resolution 68' come into play
      • NSC-68 stressed the importance of the USA's build up of political, economic andmilitary power to handle situations in Asia


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