US foreign policy 1945-55

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1. Why did the US become involved in Korea?

  • China became communist in 1949 and North Korea invaded the South in 1950
  • The USA wanted to gain influence
  • 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
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2. What other action of the USA suggested their policy was aggressive?

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

3. What action of West Germany suggested the USA were following an aggressive policy?

  • Started the Berlin Blockade
  • They joined NATO despite the Potsdam agreement
  • They bombed East Germany
  • They joined the Warsaw pact despite the Yalta agreement

4. Define containment

  • Allowing communism to exist within its current boundaries but to prevent further spread
  • Prevent further growth and minimise existing influence of communism
  • Give in to communism
  • Allow communism to spread

5. How many countries were involved in Marshall aid?

  • 16
  • None
  • 15
  • 10

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