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World Wide “Reds”. The Spread of Communism in Asia, Middle East and Latin America. Review of Communism. Explain one reason why the United States and USSR clashed after WWII. What is the “Iron Curtain?” Why were Capitalist powers worried about the “Iron Curtain” and “Satellite States”?
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World Wide “Reds” The Spread of Communism in Asia, Middle East and Latin America
Review of Communism • Explain one reason why the United States and USSR clashed after WWII. • What is the “Iron Curtain?” • Why were Capitalist powers worried about the “Iron Curtain” and “Satellite States”? • What was NATO?
Korea • Korea was split after WWII • Soviets controlled North, Capitalist the south • The North Koreans wanted to unify • Their unification move was thought to be an attack by MacArthur. • MacArthur invaded North Korea and up to China • Forces pushed back, MacArthur wants to drop atomic bomb on China • Truman refused to drop A-bomb • MacArthur speaks out against Truman and fired for insubordination.
Vietnam • French controlled Vietnam • Leader Ho Chi Minh pushed for freedom • The Democratic Republic of Vietnam began to fight the French • Americans began to help to prevent the spread of communism • Vietnam split at the 17thParralell. North was communist and south was capitalist • Eisenhower stated the domino theory.
Middle East • Capitalist countries left Middle East. Soviets did not. • USSR invades Iran and United States demands them to remove themselves • The UN Divided Palestine into a Jewish and Arab states. • Many European Jews moved to Palestine • Palestine then invaded Iran, and lost.
Latin America • The United States tried to keep communism from getting close to home. • American businesses had cooperation's in Latin America • There was a close scare with support of communism in Guatemala. • CIA helped overthrow the leader of the radical group • At the same time, Fidel Castro became the communist leader of Cuba.