U.S. Foreign Policy After WWII
A discussion of the impact of the end of the Second World War on US foreign policy and its international conduct.
# 106717 | 1,309 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Aug 12, 2008 in International Relations (U.S.) , History (European - 20th Century) , History (U.S. Baby Boom Years 1945-1965) , European Studies (The Cold War Period 1945-1985)
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The paper shows how the effects of the war determined consequences for the United States that would mark its history for the next fifty years. The paper discusses how the end of the war represented an identification of the two enemies: the capitalist and the communist systems of government. The paper further discusses the creation of the United Nations and the American acceptance of the role of the leader of the free world. The paper also looks at America's engagement in the European affairs and in the nuclear race for the next half a century.
From the Paper:"After the end of the war and once the establishment of the communist rule across the Eastern part of Europe and large parts of the world in general, it came apparent that an eventual clash of doctrines and political system would emerge (Kissinger, 1995). From this point of view, it can be said that the start of the Cold War determined the way in which foreign relations and internal structures would be shaped. More precisely, once the Yalta discussions had taken place it was rather obvious for the US Administration as well as for the rest of the Western bloc that Stalin would try to impose the communist rule over most of the European continent in a quest for supremacy."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Calvocoressi, Peter. World politics since 1945. Budapest: Open Society Institute, 1996.
- Hobsbawm, Eric. The Age of extremes. New York: Vintage, 1996.
- Kissinger, Henry. Diplomacy. London: Simon & Schuster, 1995.
- Schlesinger, Stephen. Act of Creation. The Founding of the United Nations. Colorado: Westview, 2003.
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