Robert L. Hines
History – 121
July 22, 2014
When America came out of WW II it was the greatest power country in the world. America had created the most powerful Navy and Air Force, and accounted for most of the world’s manufacturing capacity 1}. New institutions were created that promise goals with that of the United Nations and World Bank. The leaders all felt that security in the Nation depended on the security of Europe and Asia with America growing globally in the economic Reconstruction 2}. The containment and Truman doctrine played the role President Roosevelt thought America should remain friendly with the Soviet Union after WW II. This only ...view middle of the document...
Both sides claimed promotion of freedom and social justice, but defending their own security and given a social system so the world should follow. His approaches at the time, was correct because he felt the US had taken on a global responsibility. Some of the policies he had were the Marshall Plan, with the sketched to open-ended world responsibilities 7}. Secretary of State George C. Marshall spelled out in his speech in 1947, was a billion dollars pledged from the US to help finance the economic recovery of Europe 8}. This plan did offer a positive vision with containment, with ideas of capitalism was declining and communism was the future. Marshall stated our policy is directed not against any country or doctrine, but against hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos. Marshall’s plan was successful for foreign aid programs at the time of the containment, it was a great plan with the cold war coming to an end, and with the US being accounted for half the world’s manufacturing. With creations of the National Security, and the US assuming responsibility for Europe and Asia. The policy of Reconstruction of Japan, the US did propose to dissolve Japan’s industrial corporations, but it was forgotten about because of anticommunist strength in Asia. With the Berlin Blockade and NATO, Stalin cutting off traffic from America, British and French zones, he did keep supply routes open to the East and West Germany coming as one. And with this creation the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) with a pledge of defense against the Soviets and any future attacks. The impact of NATO as seen by France and victim’s, was a double containment 9}. McCarthyism was created in 1946, by Joseph McCarthy a senator from Wisconsin, who would started an...