World History 2 240 - 14.2 The Spread of Communism

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Explain how China became a communist nation in 1949
  • Describe how the Korean War began
  • Explain why the United States took part in the wars in Indochina
  • Discuss the Great Leap Forward and the Chinese Cultural Revolution

In the immediate postwar period, Europe was the focus of U.S. anti-communist anxiety. The United States expended billions of dollars in Marshall Plan aid to stave off the expansion of communism there. It was in Asia, however, that the policy of containment was most strongly challenged.

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