The Cold War
By: Amani Jorgensen 4/15/15
It is a foreign policy practice where one or both parties practice in which one or both parties force the interaction between them to the threshold of confrontation in order to gain an advantageous negotiation position over the other.
The case of missiles in Cuba in 1962 was based off Brinkmanship. It started a crisis throughout. It created tense relations between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Japan surrender in August of 1945, this was the time that the 38th parallel was created. It was the boundary between the Soviet and American occupation zones. The line was chosen by U.S. military planners. It's the line of latitude 38 degrees North.
The Great Leap Forward
The Great Leap Forward started in 1958. This was Mao Zedong's attempt to modernize China's economy. He wanted an economy that threatened America. He targeted industry and agriculture.
The Marshall Plan was put in place to help Europe. The United States donated $120 billion dollars. This money was suppose to help rebuild European economies after the end of World War II.