Explain how each of your choices was an effective policy to thwart international communist expansion.

Week 7 Discussion: American Foreign Policy during the Cold War

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Sections 28.2, 29.1, 30.3, 31.3
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Initial Post Instructions
Pick three (3)
 of the following American Foreign policies:

  • Marshall Plan
  • Berlin Airlift
  • Containment
  • Anti-Communist Freedom Fighters
  • Vietnam (conflict) War
  • Détente’
  • SALT I & SALT II
  • Camp David Accords
  • Strategic Defense Initiative (nicknamed “Star Wars”)

Then, address the following for your selections:

  • Explain how each of your choices was an effective policy to thwart international communist expansion.
  • Based on your selections, analyze if the United States should have feared international communist subversion during the Cold War era (1945-1991).

Follow-Up Posts
Compare your selections and analysis of selections with those of your peers. If they chose different groups, examine how yours are similar and/or different. If they chose the same groups, build on their posts by providing additional information about the groups that you have not already noted in your own post.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 posts (1 initial & 2 follow-up)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references

Grading
This activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link:

 

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