Truman met with Elsey and other advisors on the morning of the 27th to draft and revise the public statement--his second on the Korean conflict. They will attempt to nibble away at American interests and dominate their regions.
For us in the West, the Cold War can seem in retrospect the best method ever found to prevent hot war. Now began the years of unlimited Stalinist state terror and the reckless sovietisation of economies and societies, a nightmare that only began to fade after Stalin's death in But Steil shows that the fathers of the Marshall Plan were haunted by the awful possibility that the USSR and its "satellite" nations might accept the invitation to join it.
This conflict affected the world order socially, economically and politically, shifting around the moments of peace that the UN was hoping to maintain.
This is their final effort to turn one nation against another in the vain hope that they may be settling with one or two at a time -- that any of us may be so gullible and so forgetful as to be deuped into make "deals" at the expense of our allies.
Congress appropriated the money. Relief had to come before economic recovery.
Concerned that both countries could fall into the Soviet sphere of influence, undersecretary of state Dean Acheson presented an idea in a meeting with Congress that would later become known as the Domino Theory. The struggle between superpowers The Cold War reached its peak in —