US foreign policy 1945-55

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1. Why did Truman vetoe MacArthur's idea?

  • Didn't want to repeat WW2 and wanted to confront communism more harshly later
  • He was worried it could start WW3 and only wanted to contain communism, not confront it.
  • Truman wanted to follow a more aggressive policy
  • He didn't like MacArthur
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2. What did General MacArthur want to do in the Korean war?

  • Continue the war to remove the Chinese communist government
  • Proceed past the 8th parallel to remove the communist North Korean gov.
  • Proceed past the 38th parallel to remove the communist North Korean gov.
  • End the war and allow South Korea to become communist

3. What other action of the USA suggested their policy was aggressive?

  • Carter doctrine
  • Churchil's speech
  • Marshall Aid - suggested they were trying to spread capitalist influence
  • Berlin Blockade - shouldn't have airlifted in supplies

4. How many tonnes of supplies were airlifted into Berlin during the blockade?

  • 1.5million
  • Half a million
  • 1 million
  • 3 million

5. Why did the US become involved in Korea?

  • China became communist in 1949 and North Korea invaded the South in 1950
  • They wanted China to become communist and the South invaded the North in 1950.
  • The USA became communist in 1949 and South Korea invaded the North in 1950
  • The USA wanted to gain influence


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