Ideology Of Communism

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Abstract The United States was fearful of a domino effect taking place should the communist Soviet Union take over the majority of countries in Europe. Communism means you have no choices, you lose your freedoms, and someone else is in control. The United States did not want communism to take over a majority of countries and most especially, did not want it to come across the pond to the United States. Ideology of Communism Overview Communism is an economic and social system in which all property and resources are collectively owned by an equal society and not by individual citizens. What does this mean? Communism is built on the fact that the government controls everything, including the vegetables your grow in your garden and what you sell in a local shop. However, there is more to it than that especially on the political side, because most communist governments have adopted single party rule. The biggest factor of communism is the lack of human rights and freedom's a person has under communist rule. One example is what Google did when they brought their search engine to China. It was set up so that China could block access to anything that bad mouthed the Chinese government. The Cold War The United States got involved in the Cold War because it was fearful of the spread of communism, and felt it was a threat to the stability and freedom of the world. The two major countries involved were the United States and the Soviet Union. The United States believed that the Soviet Union would do whatever they could to spread their beliefs to the entire world. Many countries were involved, and President Truman initiated the Truman Doctrine, a policy that offered military and economic aid to those countries threatened by a communist takeover. He wanted to support those countries who wanted to be free from communist control. Americans were in fear of
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