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Through the process of creating a Scoop It page, we learnt about containment during the Cold War in depth. George Kennan came up with the concept of containment, however it was tragically misinterpreted. The original concept of containment focused on both political and economic pressure on Russia in order to contain communism and stop it from spreading across Europe. However, the concept was blatantly misused and misunderstood. NATO focused on the use of military power to contain communism. We also realized the shockingly similar situation the USA and Russia are in today. Social leaders and historians are urging the USA and NATO to learn from past mistakes, and to use containment in its original form. 

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This image shows the struggles of the USA’s attempt at stopping the spread of communism. The bear, representing the Soviets, appears to be fighting to gain back the power and beat the USA’s containment. In the picture, the USA is outweighing the Soviet bear.

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David Shi on George Kennan, containment, and the Cold War - YouTube

Interviews with David Shi, co-author of AMERICA: A NARRATIVE HISTORY For more media and a transcript of this interview, visit the America StudySpace site: ht...
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This video explains George Kennan’s the concept of containment that he introduced. It explains president Truman’s adaptation the concept as the foundational strategic concept behind the USA’s foreign policy. This video also explains the misinterpretation of George Kennan’s ideas of containing communism by the use of economic and political pressure, rather than military pressure.

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The Cold War and Containment - Boundless Open Textbook

Containment was the first major policy during the Cold War and used numerous strategies to prevent the spread of communism abroad. Read more about the cold war and containment in the Boundless open textbook.
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This very informative source explains what the term containment actually refers to. It talks about the American leaders who developed and exercised this idea. The source also mentions NATO and explains the purpose of the organization. This article is very simple and clear. Great basic information on containment! 

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Containment

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The first picture represents the spread of communism and the lack of control that the United States wished to have over the spread. The bear represents the communism and the advantage that it seems to have over the United States. The second picture represents the United States’ containment of communism. Both pictures also show one larger figure, representing the fear that each side had from the other.

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Guest: Cold War containment is the wrong way to deal with Russia - The Seattle Times

Guest: Cold War containment is the wrong way to deal with Russia - The Seattle Times | Containment- Deborah and Noy | Scoop.it
The Moscow Times Guest: Cold War containment is the wrong way to deal with Russia The Seattle Times THE world leaders, American politicians and intellectuals who clamor for isolating Russia — whether through sanctions or exclusion from...
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Interesting article on why the containment policy would not be an effective way in dealing with Russia's aggression. Although the author admits that it was partly successful during the Cold War, she argues that isolating Russia though containment would not be an effective way to stop Putin's ideas today. She concludes suggesting that engaging with Putin may be the best way to stop his ideas from spreading. 

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This is a Princeton Press chapter about containment and explains the entire concept of containment, how it came about, when, and the process of it.

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Kennan and Containment, 1947 - 1945–1952 - Milestones - Office of the Historian

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This academic source contains a lot of information about George Kennan’s ideas and how they came to public attention. This source is very informational and detailed about the struggles that stood in the way of containment becoming the United States’ policy. This source also contains information about the process of choosing which concept of containment should be used, military vs. political.

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Getting "Containment" Right This Time

Getting "Containment" Right This Time | Containment- Deborah and Noy | Scoop.it
"Containment" is dismissed by some today as an archaic strategy. But as it was defined by Kennan it remains a sensible and honorable way to keep rogue states from proceeding too far down a path that could lead to continued tension and event...
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This current events article compares the somewhat parallel situations that the United States was in Russia with during the Cold War, and their tense relationship today. The author argues that if applied properly, containment may be a good strategy in dealing with the threatening and growingly unsteady Russia. The article compares the situations and truly makes the readers see the connection between the two. Very interesting connection to make and informed commentary!

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Containment and Cold War, 1945-1961 - Short History - Department History - Office of the Historian

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This academic source has great information on containment during the Cold War. The historical events are recorded from the perspective of the United States. This source is very factual and contains many details on containment from 1945 to 1961. 

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Communism: A 1952 Anti Soviet Propaganda Short Film From The Cold War Era

Includes archival footage of Winston Churchill, Andrei Gromyko, V.I. Lenin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky, Tsar Nicholas II and moe! "Th...
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This is a video that was played in American school which presented the ideas of containment. This propaganda explains where the high taxes that were being paid were being used. The video has a very bias perspective and clearly influences students to oppose communism. Very very interesting! 

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