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Lecture 5

HIST 0865 Lecture 5: Practicing Containment

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Department
History
Course
HIST 0865
Professor
Paul Braff
Semester
Fall

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Practicing Containment: Truman Doctrine (1947) Sending aid to countries Eisenhower (195361) Massive retaliation big arsenal of weapons, so that they can make other countries afraid if they mess with them (H Bomb) applies it to the Middle East as well Sputnik 1957 (This means that Soviet Union is ahead of U.S. in terms of technology) U2 Spy Plane incident before the Paris Summit Conference in 1960 (U.S. looks like the aggressor) M.A.D. Mutually Assured Destruction (both countries get bigger) Brinkmanship Pushing the other country to the edge without going over (1956 Poland and Hungry both revolt against the Soviet Union U.S. doesnt do anything because of containment policy) JFK Flexible re
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