Having been dragged into two world wars, it wanted to banish Franco-German rivalry and build a rampart against the Soviet threat. Asia is watching, as is Mr Putin.
As well as the buildup of conventional arms, military technology was also improved. Truman feared a 'domino effect,' and wanted to prevent Communism spreading, stating: If we let Korea down, the Soviets will keep right on going and swallow up one piece of Asia after another However, the conference did not do much, other than open up talks between the Soviet Union and United States.
The Columbia Guide to the Cold War. If we were to let Asia go, the Near East would collapse and no telling what would happen in Europe His vacillation and his hostility to Europe weakens that promise, if only because it reveals his scorn for the idea that small countries have the same rights as big ones.
For those, however, who still value reason and believe in factual, proportioned discourse as the most reliable road to approximate truth, the question is serious and compelling; ultimately it is inescapable.