Containing Soviet Power Winston Churchill warns of an iron curtain descending across Europe. Truman responded with policy of Containment by George Kennan Halt further communist expansion with force if necessary Halt further communist expansion with force if necessary
Permanent Alliances US, Canada, and 10 other nations in Europe form NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization North Atlantic Treaty Organization Pledge of mutual defense from attack Pledge of mutual defense from attack Soviet Union & satellites respond by forming the Warsaw Pact
Revolution in China Long civil war ends, communists under Mao Zedong control mainland China = People’s Republic born! Chiang Kai-shek flees to Taiwan. U.S. refused to recognize Red China until 1979!