The Cold War – Examination of American Power and a Test of American Ideals
As the Iron Curtain dropped across Europe and Cold War began to shape, no one was sure to predict that freedom and openness would finally win.
The statesman of that time, nevertheless succeeded magnificently in formulating the doctrines, creating the alliances, and building the institutions that maintained freedom, contained the spread of communism.
Since victory of WWII, the Truman administration envisaged the essential principles of the nation’s foreign and domestic policies in the postwar period.
Prompted by the technological reduction of the world and the emergence of the Cold War, Truman and Congress had obliged the United States to continuing international engagement, involving collective security and to diverse and development programs.
Keywords: Confrontation, Containment Doctrine, curtain, defense research, iron, Marshall Plan, national security, reconstruction