Containment by Orfila & Schmidt
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  • 1. COLD WAR TASK #1 : Source - Communist perspective This source shows a graffiti made by a communist that says that capitalism isn’t democracy. By saying this, the guy who wrote the graffiti tries to show that the capitalism doesn’t have what it is supposed to have: freedom.
  • 2.
    • Source: capitalist perspective.
    • This is a capitalist source that shows its hatred to the communism. The source shows a text that says: “Better dead than Red”. This means that the capitalists prefer being dead than communist.
  • 3.
    • Task #2
    • The policy of containment: containment was the policy used by the United States to stop the spread of communism, and intensify the security of USA. The word containment is associated most strongly with the policies of U.S. President Harry Truman.
    • The Truman doctrine: The Truman doctrine was a policy set by Harry Truman. With this doctrine, Truman said that he would support Turkey and Greece initially with economic and military aid, so that they wouldn’t fall into the Soviet sphere.
    • The Marshall plan: The Marshall plan was an American program to aid Europe where the United States sent monetary support to help rebuild European economies in order to combat the spread of communism. This plan began in April 1948, and ended 4 years later.
  • 4. Task #3: The policy of containment
    • Source 1:
    • This image shows a pamphlet in which Stalin is showed as an octopus that is spreading communism all over the world. The main aim of this pamphlet is to show how communism was affecting the whole world, and that it should be stopped.
  • 5.
    • Source 2:
    • In this source we can see a man called Juan trying to destroy communism. Underneath this we can see a text that says:” Stop communism is everybody’s job”. It is important to point out the name of the man who is trying to destroy communism, because it is not a common name of the United States, so this shows that every single country has to stop communism.
  • 6. The Truman doctrine
    • Source 1:
    • This source shows a flag of the USA that says: “save freedom, fight communism”. This was a very common text in United States pamphlets.
  • 7.
    • Source 2:
    • This is a capitalist source that shows Stalin’s plans, and how he is little by little dominating the whole of Europe.
  • 8. The Marshall plan
    • Source 1:
    • This source shows a USA flag that has a text on it, which says: “For the European recovery supplied by the United States of America”. As the Marshall plan consisted in giving money to the European countries in order to fight against communism, this was being shown in this source.
  • 9.
    • Source 2:
    • This source shows a very clear graphic of how many millions of dollars USA gave to each European country between 1948-1952.