(Answered) HIST405N Week 7 Discussion: American Foreign Policy during the Cold War

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).


The Marshall plan played an integral role in containing the spreading of the Soviet communism. The Marshal plan availed economic aid to countries that had been torn apart by the Second World War (Steil, 2018). By fixing the war-torn economies of the European nations, the plan ensured that the Soviet communist had no appeal to such countries. People went back to work and things continued being repaired under the Marshall plan…..Click link below to purchase full tutorial at $5