answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

At the time of many of the Communist inspired rebellions and efforts at independence the U.S. was engaged with the Soviet Union (the original Communist State) in what is known as the Cold War. The Cold War was a very farcical, petty, and senseless war based on mutual fear.

The Soviet Union was the primary backer of the these revolutions, as the U.S. was the primary backer of other democratic revolutions.

The entire theme of the Cold War for the Soviet Union was ally seeking. Russian people are very paranoid about the rest of the world, particularly the west, and for good reason. Russia has been invaded by Western powers many times throughout the course of its existence, be they Swedish, French, French and English together (Crimean War), or German, they have experienced many invasions.

Marxist-Leninist Communism is like the Catholic Church of old, it actively seeks converts, it is a missionary sort ideology. The Soviets gave countries and rebels technology, resources, weapons, economic aid, and military advisers as long as they would be their ally. On the other hand U.S. Imperial democracy is not very different, in fact they would go out of their way and give very bad people these same things (many of the terrorists we fight today) just so they wouldn't be ally's with the Soviet Union.

So the U.S. opposed them because these governments would most likely become pro-Soviet, and in a world where allies were important (I mean come on we had a 1st World. 2nd World, and 3rd World, West, Communist, and non-aligned) these poor developing places like Africa were the front-lines of the Cold War, the battle for their hearts and minds.

Because they were all being financed and supplied by the Soviet Union as part of an attempt to, ultimately, reduce the entire world to subjugation under Communism. Communism is the darkest tyranny to come out of the 20th century. It is worse than, or at the very least as bad as, Naziism. There is not a single country where communists came to power except by shooting their way to it and there is not a single country where they gained power where they did not kill millions of people in order to keep it. Michael Montagne

I completely disagree with the statement given above. Comparing it to the nazi dicatorship is farcical, i would like to point out that Communism is based on the principles derived by carl marx and frediech Engels, who were fed up with capitalist ideals that they were under at the time. Commusim is where everything is state owned and not strictly owned by corparatism.Many western people have been brolght up with the idea that commuism is bad, but it is not. It is simply another method of economic and social status. I agree, that in the wriong hands communism can go wrong, but the same can be said with a capitalist economy.There can be no comparism between communism and capatalism because there fundemntal beliefs are different. At this point i would like to point out that the communist USSR was politically far left wing compared to the far right wing views of nazi dictatorship in the second world war.So comparing the two is like comparing chalk and cheese. the Nazi's stood for, mass genocide, extreme racism to ethnic minorities, aryanism and global domination. The communist parties stood for, equality amongst society, divided wealth and economic prosperity. The reason why sommunist countries are so hostile to capitalist societies is because they findementaly appose each other. The capitalist country believes there way is right and the communist society belives there way is right also. To conclude, communism is not a teriney, it is simply a political stance. Many countries in the world adopt communism including china who are now have the biggest economy in the world and they have no hostiliites with the united states.

"Because they were all being financed and supplied by the Soviet Union as part of an attempt to, ultimately, reduce the entire world to subjugation under Communism".......

Not the first to finance and supply Another Country for self interest....America?

"Communism is the darkest tyranny to come out of the 20th century"....... Really, some would say capatilism has brought the world to its knees

"It is worse than, or at the very least as bad as, Naziism"...... Previous answers rubbished that

"There is not a single country where communists came to power except by shooting their way to it"...... Except most countries and quite spectacularly America.

"and there is not a single country where they gained power where they did not kill millions of people in order to keep it"....... Again, as in keeping with any other known empire / country, just ask the natives of the lands

These responses(besides the second one), are pretty good. The bottom line in my opinion is this: communism/socialism was a major threat to American finance capital. Especially in the aftermath of World War II, Europe was in ruins and the United States sought to move into the power vacuum left by the collapsed British, French, and Japanese colonial empires in Africa and Asia, as well as maintain its sphere of influence in Latin America. It wanted to dominate these countries, or more specifically ensure that American corporations dominated their markets.

This is the real reason why Washington was so hostile to communists/socialists-wherever they came to power in Russia, China, Vietnam, Cuba, or Nicaragua the communists redistributed land to the peasants, nationalized the major industries, executed and/or exiled the traditional oligarchs, landlords, and capitalists, and prioritized bringing food, health care, education, shelter, housing, and employment to the vast majority of the population. They were also internationalist in outlook, and called on all workers and colonized people to join together to fight international capitalism.

To say the least, this is the last thing you want if you want large pools of cheap, uneducated labor producing your products. That is the bottom line why US foreign policy has been so anti-communist.

The claim that the US government opposed communism because it was authoritarian and non-democratic doesn't hold much water, given how many dictatorships Washington supported during the Cold War, such as Pinochet in Chile, 'Papa Doc' & 'Baby Doc' Duvalier in Haiti, Suharto in Indonesia, the Somoza family in Nicaragua, Zia al-Huq in Pakistan, and successive military juntas in Guatemala(this list is hardly exhaustive). Even communist countries like China became favored by Washington when they began to embrace capitalist reforms. These tyrants were all supported because they allowed American business to dominate the economies of their countries, as long as the local oligarchs lived in luxury themselves.

Once one has this understanding of US foreign policy, it is easy to see why the US continues to intervene in other countries long after the Soviet Union has collapsed- the supposed source of all the world's problems, the American people were repeatedly told during the Cold War. That is because the desire to dominate the world's markets remains, and in some ways is even worse then it was before because there is no rival superpower that acts as a restraint on capitalist expansionism.

None of this is to idealize or romanticize the socialist countries, btw. They often had severe internal problems with economic inefficiency, scarcity, political repression, and overall authoritarianism and regimentation of their societies. A lot of it had to do with deformities brought on by the state of economic and military siege imposed on these countries by the capitalist powers, but certainly there was a lot of internal blame to go around as well. But even had they been completely free, democratic, and prosperous societies, Washington would have opposed them. One can see this today with the relentless hostility that the US government and the mainstream media display towards the socialist government in Venezuela, in spite of the fact that it is democratically elected.

Hope this helps.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2015-07-17 17:35:45
This answer is:
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
User Avatar
Study guides

Biology

20 cards

What were the two most influential early civilizations on the European continent

What is an example of an artifact

What were key features of early civilizations

In 1929 why did the stock market crash

โžก๏ธ
See all cards

US Presidents

20 cards

What science is related to the study of world history

What act enforced prohibition

Where did most immigrants to the US come from between 1820 and 1860

What music did Blues influence

โžก๏ธ
See all cards

French Revolution

20 cards

What does imperialism mean in world war 1

Who ordered the construction of the Taj Mahal in India

The Congress in Vienna put on the French throne

What did the July Revolution bring about

โžก๏ธ
See all cards

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why did the United States oppose so many Communist inspired rebellions and efforts at independence?
Write your answer...
Submit
Related questions

What efforts have been made over the past 50 years to preserve the Declaration of Independence?

The efforts that have been made in the last 50 years to preserve the Declaration of Independence was that Women can vote and stuff


Mexican dictator who opposed efforts for Texan Independence?

Santa Anna.


What country got its independence because of simon bolivar efforts?

spain


How did the Easter Uprising effect the efforts for Irish independence?

It isn't truly based on that type of fact that it can inter fear with Irish independence.


India gained independence through the efforts of this advocate of non-violent protests?

ghandi


How did Washington help the US?

George Washington led the American efforts to get independence from the British.


Why did Truman and Eisenhower support french efforts against HO CHI Minh?

Because Uncle Ho was communist backed.


What is the meaning of commie?

It's a contraction of Communist. I get the feeling it is not a compliment, not usually anyway. A Communist is a follower of the views of Karl Marx who contended the State was supreme in all things and the efforts of the individual are subject to the necessities of the State.


What countries supported Greece in its efforts to gain independence from the ottomans?

Great Britain, France and Russia.


Why do girls fall in love to boys?

because loving to the person that you really love is, you can do everything, with all of your heart and efforts. your very inspired.


European nations moved away from communist rule except who?

/* Russia */ BELARUS has resisted efforts to introduce a market economy.


How did the north Korean government come to power?

The North Korean regime was established by the Soviet Union as part of their efforts to expand the communist bloc.


Why did Lenin create the Communist International?

Lenin wanted the Communist revolution and movement to spread to all neighboring countries. The Communist Internationale, also known as the Comintern, was designed to coordinate and support efforts by Marxist/socialist revolutionary groups in other countries to do this.Lenin created the Communist International in order to have an organization that would coordinate socialist and communist revolutionary movements in as many countries worldwide as possible. This was in keeping with Marxian doctrine that a single true communist state could not survive if surrounded by capitalist states.


5) This is the name of the public transportation system serving much of the Atlanta area, and was inspired by the efforts of former city mayor William B. Hartsfield.?

Marta


What effect did the Easter uprising have on the efforts for Irish independence?

The Easter uprising failed to spread beyond Dublin, and the leaders were arrested and executed. Their brutal treatment tipped public opinion in favor of independence.


What did the soviet union set up in response to efforts from the west to reunify germany?

The Soviets set up an East German communist government in the territory it occupied at the end of WW2.


Is Taiwan a Communist economy?

No; it has a free, Western-style market economy. Communism is not even present among the political parties, apart from the efforts of mainland China to influence developments there.


What was the significance of Lexington and Concord?

When minutemen began fighting early in the American Revolution. Their efforts at Lexington and Concord inspired many patriots to take up arms against Britain.


What was the public image used to mobilize women for the war?

Baseball helped mobilize women. This inspired them to help out with the war efforts. As a result, they helped produce everything from artillery to tanks.


Did the timing of Communist inspired wars especially after 1921 influence the American response?

The period between 1921 and 1941, the only Soviet involvement in wars were its "invasion" of Eastern Poland ( as agreed by Stalin & Hitler ), Stalins defensive and offensive struggle against Germany, and Stalin's brief war with Finland. America was unhappy with the Nazi-Communist invasion of Poland and the Soviet war with Finland but had no real response.Later of course the Soviets and the US, Great Britain and French freedom fighters had to fight with Stalin against Germany.The next "communist war" was a communist revolution in China in 1949-1950. This disturbed US policymakers and the US public greatly. The US response was one of containment and support of the "other China" on Formosa, now Taiwan.The war sparked by North Korea against South Korea was met by UN forces against the communist attempt to take over South Korea. The US bore the brunt of lost troops as China unofficially aided communist North Korea. A truce reset the old boundary there, and America's policy of containment continued right into the battle with communist North Vietnam. There containment failed. However, from that point on "communist" inspired wars, with the exception of the communist led Cuban revolution, had little effect in terms of troop movements. To clarify Cuba's revolution, Castro did not declare himself a communist until his revolution was complete.In summary, the US response to communist led "wars" was to fight in Vietnam and Korea, and become extremely alert about Cuba. The policy of containment basically ended when the USSR collapsed and China made no real efforts to expand.


What country has Vietnam emulated as it works to improve its economy?

Vietnam has emulated the Soviet Union. They have worked to become communist, despite American efforts to the contrary, and are working to have the same economic system.


What communist advances worried americans in 1949?

In 1949, communism appeared to be making great strides and this worried Americans. They had successfully tested a nuclear bomb in the Soviet Union and China had succumbed to communist forces. Under the Truman Administration, the United States then pushed forward in efforts to maintain nuclear supremacy.


In the movie Independence Day why do the aliens use and need Earth's satellites?

The aliens need to use earth's satellites so that they can coordinate their invasion efforts.


Who was Cleopatra inpired by?

Cleopatra was more than likely inspired by her father who made great efforts to regain his throne and then to keep it. Seeing what her father went through, could very well have inspired or made her more determined not to ever be in the same position. This could also be one of her motives for suicide.


Why did John Brown become an important martyr?

Brown's execution proved that there were people who were willing to die for Abolition. This encouraged abolitionists to make greater efforts for their cause, but it also served as a warning to the slave states, who began improving their militias to prepare for possible slave rebellions prompted by abolitionists.