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  • Soviet Union
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    Americas Policy of Containment was introduced by George Kennan in 1947. This policy had a few good points but many more bad points. Kennan's depiction of communism as a "malignant parasite" that had to be contained by all possible measures became the basis of the Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, and National Security Act in 1947. In his Inaugural Address of January 20, 1949, Truman made four points about his "program for peace and freedom": to support the UN, the European Recovery Program, the co...
  • Western Policy Of Containment
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    As promulgated in 1947 by one of its chief architects, George Kennan, the policy of containment fashioned a strategy to deal with the implacable challenge posed by Soviet Communists (Kennan, 582). Because of their ideology and history, the Soviets were held to be dangerous and thus their expansion must be countered by the West. To deal with the Soviet threat, Kennan called for a long-term and vigilant containment of Russian expansive tendencies (Kennan, 575). Although containment policy was wide...
  • Containment Of The Soviet Union
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    Containment Policies America's approach to contain the threat of communism As it became increasingly clear that there would be a competition for power in the new world order, the United States and Russia formulated foreign polices designed to limit the expansion of the other. In the case of the United States the policy was known as containment. Simply put it was the goal of the US to contain the spread of Communism. Containment of the Soviet Union became American policy in the postwar years. Geo...
  • Tense Cold War With The Soviet Union
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    Less than a year after the end of World War II, the great wartime leader of Britain, Winston Churchill gave a speech at Westminster College, in Fulton, Missouri. After receiving an honorary degree and being introduced by President Harry Truman, he delivered a historic speech. Churchill said, It is my duty to place before you certain facts about the present position in Europe. From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an Iron Curtain has descended across the Continent. Behind that lin...
  • United State's Foreign Policy
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    ARTHASASTRA AND FOREIGN POLICY" The welfare of the state depends on an active foreign policy". - KautilyaCHAPTER I INTRODUCTION 1. Kautilya's Arthasastra is a treatise on artha and sa stra... Arthasastra is the science, which is the means of the acquisition and protection of Earth. Arthasastra could be regarded as the sa stra concerned with the general well being on earth. And since the state activity alone can make such a well being possible, the protection of Earth and it's acquisition which a...
  • Soviet Union In Greece And Turkey
    568 words
    Containment and the Cold Warn February 1946, George F. Kennan, an American diplomat in Moscow, proposed a policy of containment. Containment is the blocking of another nation's attempts to spread its influence. During the late 1940's and early 1950's the United States used this policy against the Soviets. The United States wanted to take measures to prevent any extension of communist rule to other countries. The conflicting U.S. and Soviet aims in Eastern Europe led to the Cold War. The Berlin a...
  • End Of The Cold War President Reagan
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    America, Russia, and the Cold War The origins of the Cold War came about when United States President Harry Truman issued his Truman Doctrine. This doctrine stated that the United States would support "free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures". This would end up being the foundation of the U.S. involvement in the Cold War. The main idea of the doctrine was to support nations in the resistance of communism. Truman felt that if one nation fel...
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
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    Mikhail Gorbachev is a man who has made a great impact on our world. This Soviet leader set into action some changes that led to the end of the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the rise of democracy in Europe (Franklin Watts, 1990). Gorbachev was born in a time when a government campaign to end private farming brought much terror and death to the countryside of the Soviet Union. As a child he went through the horrors of Soviet life that dictator Joseph Stalin caused. One- third of the ...
  • U.S. And The Ussr Over D Tente
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    Politicians and citizens alike during the early 1970's viewed d tente as the first step towards ending the Cold War. This agreement to a cooling off of East-West tensions, initiated by U.S. President Nixon and Soviet Premier Brezhnev, gave hope for the first time that the two superpowers could coexist. In addition to political acknowledgement of each other's spheres of influence, d tente consisted of armaments limitations and reductions agreements starting with SALT in 1972. Moreover, economic t...
  • American Middle East Foreign Policy 1973
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    American Middle East Foreign Policy 1973: Its Success and Its Effects On October 6th, 1973 Egypt and Syria invaded Israel, using Soviet weaponry, crushing the Israeli military. The Yom Kippur War as it was later named, proved to be a major test for the United States' Middle East foreign policy. This conflict did not only test the effectiveness of American foreign policy, but America's commitment to fulfilling the policy. During the time period before and during the conflict, American interests i...
  • Soviet Union During The Cold War
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    Introduction: The Cold War was the conflict between the United States and its NATO allies, described as the West, and the former Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies, and described as the East. Both blocs, heavenly influenced by their respective capitalist and communist ideologies, believed that the other was doomed to extinction. But instead of simply waiting for the other to colla spe, the superpowers engaged in a war of influence that rapidly spread over the whole world. What was the purpo...
  • 1920's Ussr's Foreign Policy
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    Soviet foreign policy in the 1920's and 1930's was more practical than ideological. Do you agree? In order to properly assess this question we must understand the nature of the Soviet foreign policy within these two decades. When observing the events of this time we can see that a duality of policy existed within the USSR. One was the obvious ideological policy and the other a more discreet practical policy. During the 1920's USSR's foreign policy seemed very ideological, however in reality ther...
  • Drafting Of Nsc 68
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    The National Security Council's report, NCS 68, which was drafted in 1950 has widely been viewed as the model that shaped United Stated foreign policy from its inception- the beginning of the Korean War- until the end of the Cold War. But was its extreme "offensive" approach aimed at deterring the Soviet Union from future expansion and / or aggression a necessary means to an end? The expression "in the eyes of the beholder" would be the most accurate answer to the question. Depending on the angl...
  • Democratized Soviet Union
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    by Wilson Salman The Soviet Union was a global superpower, possessing the largest armed forces on the planet with military bases from Angola in Africa, to Vietnam in South-East Asia, to Cuba in the Americas. When Mikhail Gorbachev succeeded Konstantin Chernenko as General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in March 1985, nobody expected than in less than seven years the USSR would disintegrate into fifteen separate states. Gorbachev's attempt at democra...

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