Anticommunism During The Cold War

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Before we can truly go into depth about postwar U.S and Anticommunism influence on foreign policies, a brief summary of the events just before the Cold war. Shortly after the second world war, global relationship among the world’s most powerful countries turned rather sour after the allies victory over axis power. What kept every country involved with World War II cooperating, particularly the United States and the Soviet Union was a common goal to relinquish Germany’s military control over Europe. However, what began as a mutual agreement, quickly dissolve into bitter, cold resentment. The Cold War is a term used to describe the friction between two world superpowers during 1945 to 1989, the Soviet Union and the United States. Differences …show more content…
A key event which anticommunism shaped foreign policy was the Truman Doctrine. The Truman Doctrine is the support and reassurance that the United States will stand by “free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or outside pressures.” This became the pivotal argument to justifying the U.S intervention into countries during the Cold War. This was a measure to combat Soviet expansion into other countries. Also because of this Doctrine, a massive defense buildup was included. This was used as an extension of the United States power to make sure that communism would not spread, the belief during this time was communism was like an epidemic, and needed to be contain to insure that the American way of life is …show more content…
He address a lot the U.S current issues, and states ways to solve it. It was politically rightward, advocating for deregulations of industries, tax cuts (high defense spending was prominent) and correcting the federal budget deficit. What was unique during this time, was how the citizens reacted to change. It was clear that the conflict of the communism was taking a toll on the U.S economy, and change had not occurred fast enough. The people 's view changes, that is why Ronald Reagan won, he was aware that the U.S should focus on themselves, and not pursue a quest that may never be completed. At the End of his terms, he was viewed positively, achieving innovative programs, also known as the “Reagan Revolution.” This aimed to reinvigorate the american people, and reduce the reliance upon the

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