Essay about Intervention and American Foreign Policy

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Communism and democracy have been considered political opposites and obvious opponents in the realm of nationwide government. The United States has a clear stance on both: quite simply, the latter is ideal and the former is the worst form of government that can be utilized in the state. Communism was viewed as the enemy of democracy and thus of the United States and any state allowed to prosper as a communist nation posed not only a threat to the United States but to democracies everywhere. For years, the United States adopted a strong proclivity for fighting all forms of communism, foreign or domestic, and attempting to install a democratic environment. We saw the fight against communism take place in Korea, Greece and ultimately …show more content…
As a result, these people might subsequently believe that the translation of ideology described in this paper was driven by the same economic and corporate reasons. This paper will not get so radical as to support these theories, and any corporate/economic/conspiracy theories relating to the desire to intervene will be disregarded. The aftermath of World War II left the world in a very disorganized state. Germany, in ruins, was divided by the victorious parties into 4 separate zones of occupation. Japan was also devastated as was much of the Soviet Union. In rebuilding and redrawing national borders, tensions quickly arose between the Soviet Union and much of the Western Allies. Winston Churchill and FDR both campaigned for the Government of the Republic of Poland in exile to be reinstated, while Stalin insisted the Provisional Government be given power. It became increasingly apparent that a war was brewing between the Soviet Union and the West. In his speech “The Sinews of Peace”, Churchill stated an “iron curtain has descended” , by Stalin, between the Eastern and Western worlds. It became clear that the co-existence between Communist and capitalist systems was impossible. The United States viewed Stalin’s radical behavior as a direct threat and could not once more sit idly by as a foreign nation attempted to accumulate unprecedented power. Truman in his message to Congress on March 12, 1947 made
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