(Solution) HIST405 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’
  • 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


One of the steps that the United States took to curb the spreading of Soviet communism is the implementation of the Marshal Plan. The United States undertook to gives aid to Western European nations whose economies had been ripped off by the Second World War (Corbett et al., 2017). The aid was meant to see their economies get on their feet. The policy prevented the spreading of Soviet communism in Western Europe since the financial and strengthened the economies of the nations found in this region leaving no room for change.

Containment is another foreign policy that the United States put in place as a means of preventing communism from spreading throughout the world. After the Second World War, the Soviet Union emerged as a very strong nation and wanted to rule over the world (Corbett et al., 2017)…Please click the icon below to purchase the full answer at only $5