(Answered) HIST405N Week 7 Discussion: American Foreign Policy


HIST405N United States History

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 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references


This week I have chosen to analyze the Berlin Airlift, Containment, and the Anti-Communist Freedom Fighters’Fighters’ foreign policies. The Berlin Airlift occurred due to the division of East and western Germany. Following WWII, East Germany was controlled by the Soviet Union (Communist), and West Germany was controlled by the United States, United Kingdom, and France (Non-communist). In the beginning, there were friendly discussions on how Germany would operate. However, tensions arose once the Soviets discovered that the U.S., Britain,…….please click the icon below to purchase full answer at $5