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Cold War Ideology and Policies

The ruins and remains left along the Western Hemisphere following World War II in the mid 1940s-1950s gave rise to an undeclared war which greatly impacted American lives.   This war was known as “The Cold War.”
The Americans and the Soviet Union evolved into the two most powerful cultures following the devastation of World War II, which left these two nations in a mortal battle.   The Cold War ideology that crystallized after World War II was comprised of several different new ideas for bringing down communists and forming a unity for Americans to avoid another war and promote rebuilding.   Nation of Nations: A Concise Narrative of the American Republic, fourth edition states that “by 1949 the United States and Canada had joined with Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg to establish the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as a mutual defense pact.”   The individual and extensive needs these countries had to rebuild changed the wartime alliances that had existed during the World War II.
American Cold War policies and practices greatly influenced international relations from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s.   One document that had a major impact on these relations was the “Truman Doctrine”.   In 1947, Great Britain announced that it could no longer support the governments of Greece and Turkey.   When Truman heard of this, he got approval to provide $400 million in military and economic aid to Greece and Turkey which marked a new level of American commitment to the Cold War.   The Marshall Plan was another influential policy put in place to rebuild Western Europe.   In 1947 Secretary of State George C. Marshall invited all European nations to request assistance to rebuild their economies.   He presumed that as Europe recovered, so would its interest in buying American goods, thus promoting America economically and maintaining economic power to remain stronger than the Soviet Union.
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