US History: 1877 to Present Notes - Part 2

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Department
American History
Course
AMH 2020
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Winter

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Atomic Diplomacy threat of nuclear warfare to achieve diplomatic goals Truman Doctrine 1947 - Stated that the U.S. would support any nation threatened by Communism. Fall of China, Mao Tse-Tung (Mao Zedong) Mao Tse-Tung led the Communists in China. Because of the failure to form a coalition government between Chiang Kai-Shek and the Communists, civil war broke out in China after WWII. The Communists won in 1949, but the new government was not recognized by much of the world, including the U.S. 38th Parallel The dividing line between North and South Korea, across which the fighting between communists and United Nations forces ebbed and flowed during the Korean War Richard Nixon Elected President in 1968 and 1972 representing the Republican party. He was responsible for getting the United States out of the Vietnam War by using "Vietnamization", which was the withdrawal of 540,000 tro
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