Containment

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When did the Long Telegram arrive in Washington and who wrote it?
22nd February 1946, by George Kennan
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What was the main argument of the Long Telegram?
The conflict between the 2 powers was inevitable given Russian history and communist ideology - he advised a policy of containment
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What is meant by a containment policy?
That the US should stand up to the USSR when they tried to expand aggressively
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What was different about containment than other American foreign policy?
It wasn't primarily military, it would be enforced through economic and political influence
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What speech did Stalin give in 1946, and what was his main argument?
Bolshoi speech, that the 2 ideologies couldn't live side by side
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What did Truman do in Spring of 1946?
Sent US navy ships to the Mediterranean to force the Soviets to remove troops from Iran as they were delaying their evacuation.
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What did Kennan do in 1947 to further the Containment policy?
Wrote an anonymous article under the name Mister X in Foreign Affairs Magazine
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