Containment of Communism

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  • Background
  • ...what?? Who are you?
  • Hello Mr. Washington, I've come to the past to talk to you about the containment during the Cold War.
  • I'm President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • What is Containment?
  • Containment is a foreign policy practice that attempts to restrict the expansion of Communism.
  • What is this Containment that you speak of?
  • U.S. Perspective
  • Ben! The weirdest man just came and told me about the future. Our country is preventing a horrible type of government from spreading, Communism!
  • Good! We should be helping in any way we can! We should send aid to countries refusing Communism.
  • President Eisenhower has gone to the past to talk to George Washington about the Containment during the Cold War, which was a result of WWII and dealt with the spreading of Communism.
  • Blockade in West Berlin
  • Behind me is the blockade that the Soviet Union placed in West Berlin to keep them from recieving aid from us.
  • After WWII the Soviet Union tried to spread Communism throughout the world. The U.S. didn't like this so they enacted foreign policy to prevent the spread.
  • Warsaw Pact and NATO
  • Berlin was a very small problem compared to what was going on in the entire country. It was divided in two,each side ready to fight the other if it came to that.
  • The U.S wanted to help prevent to spreading of Communism in anyway they could. They gave aid to many countries resisting this form of government.
  • Hungary
  • We want democracy!!!!
  • The Soviet Union placed a blockade in West Berlin to prevent the delivery of aid. The Soviets thought that by placing the blockade the Allied forces would give of Berlin or the entire West Germany.
  • That sucks...
  • Who would do such a thing?
  • And here in Hungary, the people are fighting against the fast spread of Communism. Their protests were often very violent and overall resulted in many deaths.
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