Question and answer
How did different presidential administrations, from Truman to Nixon handle Cold War affairs?
The Cold War, often dated from 1947 to 1991, was a sustained state of political and military tension between powers in the Western Bloc, dominated by the United States with NATO among its allies, and powers in the Eastern Bloc, [ dominated by the Soviet Union along with the Warsaw Pact. This began after the success of their temporary wartime alliance against Nazi Germany, leaving the USSR and
the US as two superpowers with profound economic and political differences In June 1947, in accordance with the Truman Doctrine, the United States enacted the Marshall Plan, a pledge of economic assistance for all European countries willing to participate, including the Soviet Union.[69] The plan's aim was to rebuild the democratic and economic systems of Europe and to counter perceived threats to Europe's balance of power, such as communist parties seizing control through revolutions or elections.[70] The plan also stated that European prosperity was contingent upon German economic recovery.In January 1961, just prior to leaving office, Eisenhower formally severed relations with the Cuban government. In April 1961, the administration of newly elected American President John F. Kennedy mounted an unsuccessful CIA-organized ship-borne invasion of the island at Playa Gir?n and Playa Larga in Las Villas Province?a failure that publicly humiliated the United States.[163] Castro responded by embracing Marxism-Leninism, and the Soviet Union pledged to provide further support ]
Get an answer
Ask Weegy or search for an answer now. (Free)
Original conversation
User: How did different presidential administrations, from Truman to Nixon handle Cold War affairs?

Weegy: The Cold War, often dated from 1947 to 1991, was a sustained state of political and military tension between powers in the Western Bloc, dominated by the United States with NATO among its allies, and powers in the Eastern Bloc, [ dominated by the Soviet Union along with the Warsaw Pact. This began after the success of their temporary wartime alliance against Nazi Germany, leaving the USSR and the US as two superpowers with profound economic and political differences In June 1947, in accordance with the Truman Doctrine, the United States enacted the Marshall Plan, a pledge of economic assistance for all European countries willing to participate, including the Soviet Union.[69] The plan's aim was to rebuild the democratic and economic systems of Europe and to counter perceived threats to Europe's balance of power, such as communist parties seizing control through revolutions or elections.[70] The plan also stated that European prosperity was contingent upon German economic recovery.In January 1961, just prior to leaving office, Eisenhower formally severed relations with the Cuban government. In April 1961, the administration of newly elected American President John F. Kennedy mounted an unsuccessful CIA-organized ship-borne invasion of the island at Playa Gir?n and Playa Larga in Las Villas Province?a failure that publicly humiliated the United States.[163] Castro responded by embracing Marxism-Leninism, and the Soviet Union pledged to provide further support ]
selymi|Points 10586|

User: How did these approaches affect foreign policy?

Weegy: Since the start of the cold war, the epic battle against communism has had a tremendous impact on U.S. foreign policy. [ The resulting arms race and nuclear proliferation had made a direct confrontation between the United States and the FSU (former Soviet Union) or Russian Republics a catastrophe. However, the enmity between the East and West was vented in another way that became a hallmark of the Cold War: vicarious combat. A fixture of cold war politics was the situation in which the superpowers would square off using third-world proxies, rather than direct confrontation. An excellent example is the (first) Afghanistan war, in which the Soviets fought fiercely against the Afghanis, who were supplied and trained by the United States. Another example is the Cuban Missile Crisis, when Khrushchev used Cuba to harass the United States by deploying Russian ballistic missiles to the island nation. The U.S. support for the Contrarevolucionistas (Contras) was also staged to square off in a chess match against the Soviets, using third-world pawns. The recurring theme throughout the classical Cold War period was one of suspicion and divisiveness on the part of both superpowers; the ultimate end of this maneuvering was to draw more nations into their own respective orbits. This chess game resulted in many persistent features of our modern world, which continue to affect U.S. foreign policy today, and cause persistent diplomatic headaches. Examples include the creation of NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) as a collective security organization united against the Russian bloc, Warsaw Pact nations, as well as the spread of global communism. Despite Russia and China's evolution beyond the pure Communist ideology of their past, today Cuba's Fidel Castro and Bolivia's Hugo Chavez offer perpetual challenges to be managed. Further, many modern foreign policy snarls can be traced back to their roots during the cold war, when the United States was more concerned about keeping smaller nations out of Moscow's orbit than of nurturing lasting, moral, functioning governments. ]
Expert answered|esilver|Points 0|

Question
Asked 5/29/2013 11:35:32 PM
0 Answers/Comments
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
16,964,712 questions answered
Popular Conversations
Given: 9x > -36. Choose the solution set. {x | x 4} {x | x ...
Weegy: Hi.welcome to weegy.Kindly state the choices of your question.Thanks for using weegy. [smile] User: Given: 9x ...
7/29/2014 10:24:41 AM| 5 Answers
Fill in the blank with the appropriate number. 2/5* ____ = 1
Weegy: A blank is a type of cartridge for a firearm that contains gunpowder but no bullet or shot. When fired, the ...
7/29/2014 5:56:58 PM| 4 Answers
features of a simple network and the network infrastructure for alarg ...
Weegy: The simple network consists of two or more connected computers and the basic network components include ...
7/29/2014 5:02:00 AM| 3 Answers
A line has a slope of 1/2 and a run = 50. What is the rise?
Weegy: Slope = rise/ run Rise = slope x run = 1/2x50 = 25 User: Find the next term of the given sequence. 1.31, 2.54, ...
7/29/2014 8:35:14 AM| 3 Answers
One person can do a certain job in twenty-one minutes, and another ...
Weegy: 12 min User: Which of the following equations has only one solution? x 2 = 9 x(x - 1) = 9 x 2 - 6x + 9 = ...
7/29/2014 11:13:10 AM| 3 Answers
A boat that travels 23 miles per hour in still water is traveling ...
Weegy: 75 miles User: Solve the following system of equations by the substitution method. 5x = y + 6 2x - 3y = ...
7/29/2014 1:55:03 PM| 3 Answers
Which of the following points is in the solution set of y User: Find ...
Weegy: The center of the circle is (2,6). User: Which of the following sets could be the sides of a right ...
7/29/2014 8:47:02 AM| 2 Answers
The sum of 1/6, 2/3, and 1/4 is
7/29/2014 10:01:22 AM| 2 Answers
What makes the EPA one of the weakest agencies? a. funded mandates c. ...
Weegy: a. funded mandates User: When Congress establishes a cost for crops, it is called a(n) a. price ...
7/29/2014 2:22:51 PM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
R
L
1
1
P
C
1
P
1
1
L
P
C
P
C
1
P
C
L
P
C
1
P
C
Points 2440 [Total 21440]| Ratings 1| Comments 2430| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
C
P
C
1
L
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
P
C
Points 2255 [Total 17384]| Ratings 0| Comments 2255| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
Points 2193 [Total 14747]| Ratings 1| Comments 2183| Invitations 0|Online
S
L
1
Points 1687 [Total 3870]| Ratings 2| Comments 1667| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
1
1
1
L
1
Points 1447 [Total 7624]| Ratings 2| Comments 1427| Invitations 0|Online
S
1
L
1
L
P
P
L
Points 1005 [Total 10613]| Ratings 0| Comments 1005| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
Points 858 [Total 4534]| Ratings 2| Comments 838| Invitations 0|Offline
S
P
C
L
P
L
1
Points 816 [Total 5870]| Ratings 4| Comments 776| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 165 [Total 169]| Ratings 0| Comments 155| Invitations 1|Offline
S
R
R
Points 160 [Total 348]| Ratings 1| Comments 140| Invitations 1|Offline
Home | Contact | Archive | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.