American Cold War Policies: Attack the Second World

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1214 words
1214 words

American Cold War policy was aimed to help the First World, help the Third World, and attack the Second World, respectively. America always had the interests of its self and its allies in mind when developing a plan of attack in the Cold War. Both the politicians and the American people could agree with pursuing economic, social, and bureaucratic interests. The second goal of America’s actions during the Cold War was helping the Third World. America aimed their foreign policy decisions toward helping the people of the third world advance themselves, and saving them from communism. America gained local and international support by focusing on aid. America’s third goal was to attack the Soviet Union. Political, military, and economic leaders in the First World knew the importance of preserving a predominately capitalist, democratic world. The people of the First World supported self defense and the idea of helping others. America’s people often doubted the morality of offensive moves. Cold War policy in America was based on America’s ultimate goals but also on the upkeep of a global reputation.

Cold War policy maker’s primary intentions were to protect america, its interests, and its allies. It was important for America to maintain good relations with any nation that served their interests; anti-communist or trade based. With the Truman Doctrine America stated that “the policy of the United States [would be] to support free peoples who are resisting subjugation by” second world powers1. This principle allowed the US to intervene in situations that otherwise would not affect them. The Korean War is an example of the Truman Doctrine at work. America jumped into the war to back South Korea because it backed American in...

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...ost important, then supporting those in need, and lastly defeating the bad guys. Policy makers strived to protect social, political, and economic pursuits of the American government and people. By masking their missions with such intents the US military gained the support of Americans and other First Worlders. Containment was a First World issue rather than a direct offense toward the Second World. The Third World was, and is, hugely important to America’s economy. Although the decolonization movements in Third World were theoretically bad for the First World powers America used the movements as an excuse to “attack communism”. The American people supported plans that would help those that needed it and the policy makers made plans that protected the country. Cold War policies were most successful when they were widely supported by America and the First World.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the berlin air-lift in 1948 was another example of america supporting the first world before all else.
  • Explains that america's secondary goal in cold war actions was to protect the third world. it was morally important to the american people to help those who needed it.
  • Explains that america rarely attacked the second world powers directly during the cold war. the cia attacked communist threats with the iran-contra affair, the bay of pigs, and other missions.
  • Explains that american cold war policy was based on america's interests, then supporting those in need, and defeating the bad guys. the us military gained the support of americans and other first worlders.
  • Explains that america's cold war policy was based on protecting america, its interests, and its allies. the korean war is an example of the truman doctrine at work.
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