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Post War Blues

1. Why was President Harry Truman so unprepared for the presidency ? (pg.607)




2. Describe the "leadership methods" of Iosif Vissaronovich Dzhugashvili (Stalin).




3. Contrast the the weaknesses of Chaing Kai-Shek's Nationalist government with the strengths of Mao Zedong's Communists.(pgs.613-614)

Nationalists weaknesses -



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4. How did Americans react when the Communists came to power in China 1949 ?



5. Explain why President Truman decided to commit US forces to the Korean Conflict in 1950 ? (pg.615)



6. What war-making precedent did Truman establish when he sent armed forces to Korea ?


7. How did the involvement of Communist China affect the course of the war ?



8. How did General MacArthur want to deal with China after it entered the war ?



9. Why did Truman fire MacArthur ?



10. Why did Truman want a "limited war" ?




Iron Curtain


Containment Policy


Truman Doctrine


Marshall Plan


Berlin Airlift




38th parallel






The Hollywood Ten




Alger Hiss


Senator Joseph McCarthy