Why was the USA so hostile to communism after 1945?

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  • Why was the USA so hostile to communism after 1945?
    • The Long Telegram, which heavily influenced Trumans Hard-line approach, was aggressive and expanisonist
    • US military and industrial careas put pressure on the govnerment to to kepp arms levels high
    • Truman was an amateur in foreign policy and so adopted a hard-lined foreign policy to compensate
    • The US failed to understand the Soviet's Union's obsession with security and merely saw them as trying to one up America
    • Appeasement against Hitler had failed and so it had to be hostile
    • US industry wanted to protect its markets in Europe which were under threat by communism
    • The USSR was seen a representing a political system that was a direct threat to capitlism

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