How did the US stop the spread of communism after world war 2?
We engaged communist forces in the Korean and Vietnam wars which also led to the downfall of the soviet union
Basically the entire Cold War. However during the Cold War there were several hot wars which were proxy wars between the superpowers of the time. The US involvement in the Asia (Korea and Vietnam) can be considered wars were the US attempted to stop the spread of Communism. Likewise the US involvement with the Contras in Nicaragua can be considered an attempt to stop the spread of communism.
One way that the Truman Doctrine was used to stop the spread of communism is by his policy called containment. This was a way to pour money and supplies into war-torn countries, keep them afloat and stop the spread of communism. Another example is the Marshal Plan that also gave money to European countries in return for support.
To stop the spread of communism. The Cold War was a heated disagreement between the US and USSR (Russia). There was very little direct fighting during this war. The Vietnam War was a war within the Cold War. It was between the north and south of Vietnam (divided by the 17th parallel). The north was backed by the USSR and the south, the US. It was sparked by the Vietnamese liberation movement because the north…
The U.S. dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki without notifying their ally, the USSR, first. The USSR was angered by this. The U.S. and the USSR "fought" for influence over Europe because they remained the 2 superpowers after World War 2. The USSR was trying to spread communism while the U.S. was trying to spread nationalism and stop the spread of communism.