Discussion: American Foreign Policy during the Cold War

-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.As  a separate paragraph respond to the following post:”Three policies that were effective in thwarting international communist expansion are the Marshall plan, the Berlin Airlift, and the Containment policy. The Marshall Plan was instrumental in preventing the expansion of Soviet communism. The Marshall Plan provided economic assistance to countries that had been torn apart by WWII (Steil, 2018). By repairing Europe’s war-torn economies, the strategy insured that the Soviet communists would have no appeal in those countries. Under the Marshall Plan, people returned to work and everything continued to be repaired. The appeal of Soviet communism was denied in these circumstances because there was no motivation to change. On the other hand, the Berlin airlift prevented the Soviet Union’s attempt to seize West Germany (Corbett et al., 2014). As a result, rather than becoming an annexed zone, the Allies were allowed to restore this region as a nation. As a result, Soviet communism’s ability to exert influence in Western Germany was severely limited. The containment policy also prevented the expansion of Soviet communism over the nation. The US aimed to ensure that Soviet communism did not expand beyond the Soviet Union’s boundaries under this policy (Corbett et al., 2014).The United States had justifiable fears about international communist subversion during the Cold War. The Soviet Union had expansionist goals that could have thrown established structures into disarray. The Soviet Union, for example, aspired to seize West Germany (Corbett et al., 2014). The United States needed to stop the Soviet Union’s corrupt schemes in order to ensure that the already established arrangements remained in place, which would have played a role in preventing the creation of another world conflict.”Writing RequirementsMinimum of 2 posts (1 initial