US History Discussion

Topic 1: What were some global events in the five years following World War II that contributed to the development of a global Cold War? What were the two basic sides of the Cold War (nations, ideologies, economic systems, etc.)?

Topic 2: What were the basic premises of the three Truman-era Cold War policies: containment, the Marshall Plan, and the Truman Doctrine? How did they affect American influence and intervention over the next decade in Europe and Asia? What are some lingering effects of these policies today?

Write as a discussion, no need formal essay format. Discuss two topics in separately. In each paragraph include all the sub-questions in order. Cited in MLA format.