US foreign policy 1945-55

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1. Why did Truman vetoe MacArthur's idea?

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

3. One point of the Kennan telegram

  • The USA should be scared of Stalin
  • The USA were beating Stalin
  • USA must prepare to use force against the USSR
  • The USA should give in to communism

4. What suggested the USA weren't following an aggressive policy?

  • All of the above
  • USA didn't confront USSR about Berlin Blockade
  • Didn't confront USSR about takeover of E.Europe
  • Accepted division of N. Korea at 38th parallel - didn't continue into North Korea.

5. How many countries were involved in Marshall aid?

  • None
  • 16
  • 10
  • 15

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