Where and how did we practice the policy of containment in the 1950s and 1960s? Note:
American policy of containment was developed by George Kennan. It was meant to keep Soviet expansion in check in Eastern Europe, but not intended for use in Asia (Korea and Vietnam). Despite this, Americans were involved in both Korea and Vietnam. [ The Truman Doctrine arose from the ideas of containment. The Truman Doctrine was created to aid Greece and Turkey to prevent their fall to communism. The United States experienced the Red Scare, in which McCarthy-ism and "witch hunts" sought to purge the US government of all communists. "http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_were_the_US_Cold_War_policies_and_practices_in_international_relations_in_the_late_1940s_to_the_mid_1950s".
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I'm sorry that that wasn't a good answer. Please hold on while I contact an expert.Weegy:
As United States and Soviet Union emerged as super powers from World War II, continuing to perceive each others’ actions as treacherous and dangerous, [ cooperation between the two countries totally broke down by the year 1947 (“Office of the Historian,” n.d.). Under the leadership of President Truman, United States entered into a Cold War with Soviet Union as the country adopted a strategic policy of containment, which aimed to contain the expansion of Soviet Union into countries in which United States had vested interests (“Office of the Historian,” n.d.). It was a time when England looked up to United States for assistance as it had not recovered well enough from the financial setbacks of World War II to prevent the fall of Greece to Communism.In 1947, Truman sought support from Congress for a foreign policy which said that United States would intervene and support free people in their resistance against the subjugating actions of armed minorities (“The Truman Doctrine,” 2011). Opponents of this policy felt that other countries would use it as an excuse to financially exploit United States in their efforts to fight Communism. There was a notion that Truman was merely blowing the threat from Soviet Union out of proportion so that he could gain domestic support and spread American influence internationally. In spite of all the criticism, Truman Doctrine went on to become United States’ official policy, which would polarize the world and have far-reaching consequences not just at that time, but also in the future.
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