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In the chapter 25, since America ended the World War II after they dropped the atomic bomb in Japanese continent, America confronted the communist, especially Soviet from 1946 to 1952. Through this confrontation between America and Soviet, the cold war begun around the world. Since the Soviets tried to reinforce opposing goals that were against American vision in Eastern Europe, the Soviets forced pressured Eastern Europe to make communism. However, fortunately, the Truman Doctrine helped those nations to stop being communism, and the Marshall Plan made the Truman Doctrine extended to all of Europe. In 1948, the cold war tension was accelerated by the Berlin Blockade. The soviet wanted West Germany to abandon the western part, but since the Berlin Airlift was succeeded, it brought huge victory for the U.S. In 1949, NATO was built to protect Western Europe from communism. In 1947, the United States legislated the National Security Act to prevent the communism all over the world. On the one hand, the U.S also tried to expand some interests in Latin America. Through the Rio Pact in 1947, Latin Americans got collective security from America. Since America didn’t have much oil for …show more content…
Many critics didn’t like his program, and believe that private enterprise would be destroyed by his program. Most parties didn’t want him, but he defeated other nominators, and became a president again in 1948. In this era, the government made the House Un-American Activities Committee to eradicate communism in American society. As Joseph McCarthy was head of this committee, he was the spearhead that led anti-communist movement. After World War II was finished, most veterans came back to the U.S. Many women relinquish their jobs and accepted to be a homemaker and wife for veterans. The one problem was that there was still segregated society for non-white

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