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REVISION POINTS
· Long Telegram Containment
· Truman Doctrine
· National Security Act CIA/NSC/Military Changes
· US + NATO, USSR = Warsaw Pact, Germany territorial
conflicts
· Fall of China, loss of trade & US impact in Asia weakened.
· Soviet A-Bomb H-Bomb Arms Race until 1990
· McCarthyism, weakening of US home front "Soft On
Communism"…read more

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PRE ­ COLD WAR
America immerged as the supreme military leader of
the world because of their nuclear monopoly used
upon Japan to end WW2.
(Japan was then used as pawn to advance Capitalism
in Asia, Japan was the Capitalist Satellite State and
continued to be an American base throughout the
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KEY DATES
· The Long Telegram (Kennan) = 1946
· Truman Doctrine = 1947
· NATO
· "Fall" of China = 1949
· Soviet A-Bomb…read more

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INFLUENCE OF KENNAN'S
LONG TELEGRAM (1946)
Outlined...
USSR intended to expand communism worldwide by all means possible
such as supporting politically unstable countries (China, North & Vietnam).
(Impact) The Telegram led to
Reform of American Foreign Policy
Establishment of the Domino Theory in Asia
USSR threatens to destroy Capitalist ideology
Monolithic belief; ALL communism is Soviet communism
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`LONG TELEGRAM THE
BASIS OF AMERICAN
INVOLVEMENT IN ASIA
VIA CONTAINMENT!…read more

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