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American Policy of Containment Post-WW2

The end of World War II brought about for many Americans an intense desire to return to normal life. It also brought about the confrontation with the Soviet Union and the beginning of the "Cold" war

How did containment shape American actions abroad for almost half a century?

Where and how did we practice the policy of containment in the 1950s and 1960s?

Why did it become the dominant feature of American foreign policy after World War II?

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The Red Scare, the Domino Theory, the Red Menace... Red China, Cuba, North Korea, the Viet Cong, the Congo, the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain were all commonplace terms in American households for nearly half-a-century. America needs a "bogey man" to perpetuate its military industrial complex and as President Eisenhower warned us, it has arrived and now controls our foreign policy combined with our economy to such an extent that the two may never be separated. Containing the communist threat was ...

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American policy for containment post World War II is examined.