Korean War and Japan's Recovery
Korean War and Japan's Recovery

As the Cold War came to dominate U.S. foreign policy, America extended security commitments to two natio...

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The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (The McCarran-Walter Act)
The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (The McCarran-Walter Act)

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 upheld the national origins quota system established by the ...

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The Australia, New Zealand and United States Security Treaty
The Australia, New Zealand and United States Security Treaty

The Australia , New Zealand and United States Security Treaty, or ANZUS Treaty, was an agreeme...

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The Korean War, 1950-1953
The Korean War, 1950-1953

The Korean War began as a civil war between North and South Korea , but the conflict soon became int...

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Decolonization of Asia and Africa, 1945-1960
Decolonization of Asia and Africa, 1945-1960

Between 1945 and 1960, three dozen new states in Asia and Africa achieved autonomy or outright ind...

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National Security Council Paper NSC-68
National Security Council Paper NSC-68

National Security Council Paper NSC-68 (entitled "United States Objectives and Programs for National Security"...

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The Chinese Revolution of 1949
The Chinese Revolution of 1949

On October 1, 1949, Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong declared the creation of the People's Republ...

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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), 1949
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), 1949

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was created in 1949 by the United States, Canada, and several Wes...

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The Arab-Israeli War of 1948
The Arab-Israeli War of 1948

The Arab-Israeli War of 1948 broke out when five Arab nations invaded territory in the former Palestinia...

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Creation of Israel, 1948
Creation of Israel, 1948

On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion , the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of the S...

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Berlin Crises
Berlin Crises

At the end of World War II Berlin , former capital of the Third Reich, was a divided city in a divided country. The wart...

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Marshall Plan, 1948
Marshall Plan, 1948

In the immediate post-World War II period, Europe remained ravaged by war and thus susceptible to exploitation by an int...

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Kennan and Containment, 1947
Kennan and Containment, 1947

George F. Kennan , a career Foreign Service Officer, formulated the policy of "containment,...

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The Truman Doctrine, 1947
The Truman Doctrine, 1947

With the Truman Doctrine, President Harry S. Truman established that the United States would provide political, military...

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