Britain and 20th Century power (WW II (50-85 million people killed (Three…
Britain and 20th Century power
Global war (1939-45)
50-85 million people killed
Three times as many civilians
US, England, Soviet and France
Control over Europ's rebuilding
Bi-partisan, State department run recovery effort ron Western Europe, post WW II
Modernization of industry
Unionization of workers
17 Billion USD
Deemphasis of national trade barriers
Sovier Union was offered, but rejected
Churchill's "Sinews of Peace"
First mention of "Iron Curtain"
"Special relationship" between UK and USA
Lays groundwork for NATO, UN and a more open Europe
The " Truman Doctrine"
Reveres US forign policy dating from 1800s
US consolidated Western hemisphere prominence
Reminde otherwise uninvolved in European affairs elsewhere
"Containment" countered feared "Domino effect"
Used threat of Communism to justify economic support of Greece and Turkey