3. The policy of Containment influenced the Cold War in a negative way by increasing the tensions primarily between the US and Russia. Through President Truman's "Contaiment Speech," he influenced the American government to break free from Isolationism and stop the threat of spreading communism in Europe. America started assisting European countries via lending money which would contain communism and not draw the certain European countries into it (communism). When America did this, it raised tensions between America and Russia. This is because America does not agree with communism spreading and Russia agreed that the spread of communism would be benifical for the European countries.
Containment and Cold War, 1945-1961
Opposed to past wars of destruction, the Cold War was caused by variances of international affairs. ... The opinions and decisions of today seem to be blurred compared to the clear-cut views of the American policy of containment during the Cold War. ... Early on patriotism blurred opinions, traditionalists advocated U.S. policies of containment and to no extent blamed the Soviet Union for the collapse of civil relations and the start of the Cold War. ... Americans may look at the Cold War as a success yet also realizing some regret, as they credit the achievements of Containment but learn of...
The Cold War and Containment - Boundless Open Textbook
This project explores how gothic metaphors appear in American cultural productions concerned with non-normative gender and sexuality and why this gothicism spikes when American experience becomes traumatic. I claim that there are particularly gothic periods in the cultural production that follows collective trauma, and I focus on a single gothic trope for analysis in each of these historical moments--sadomasochism in performances responding to insidious trauma, haunting in historical fiction following the Watts riots of 1965, live burial in AIDS literature, containment in cold war lesbian pulp fiction, and vampirism in post-9/11 popular culture. Trauma shatters established notions of normalcy, disrupting the status quo and creating an anxious flurry of discourse--steeped in gothic tropes and metaphors--that often renegotiates gender and sexual norms. I identify the repressive uses of gothicism in these contexts and then examine activist redeployments in texts by LGBTIQ writers, artists, and theorists, such as Lee Edelman, Ron Athey, Ann Bannon, Migdalia Cruz, and Jack Halberstam. This analysis is concerned with questions such as: What are the temporal and causal links between the traumatic historical moment and the gothic-themed productions that follow? In what ways are gothic symbols used to negotiate concepts of gender and sexuality? Are they used to contain and regulate non-normative sexual or gender expressions, subvert popular understanding of "normal" gender and/or sexuality, or both? What other factors intersect with gender and sexuality to create this discourse (such as race, class, and ability), and how can an intersectional analysis deepen our understanding of the phenomenon? Finally, how has the subversive redeployment of gothic metaphors been used to speak to issues of social justice in response to oppression? In spite of the presence of this phenomenon in American literature and culture, the implications of gothicism in relation to American LGBTIQ experience have not been explicitly addressed within queer theory nor within American literary studies. My project builds on scholarship
cold war: The Iron Curtain and Containment - Infoplease