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Why did the Cold war develop after 1949?
 'Fall' of China to communism 1949
-May 1949- Communists under Mao Zedong won the Chinese Civil war against nationalist Chiang Kai Shek
-Believed it to be evidence of Stalin's work spreading communism
-Proof of the domino theory
-US felt that they had not sent support to nationalist, despite sending support during WW2, Shek simply held onto it until after
-US felt they needed to respond to prevent further spreading in the Far East
 Arms Race 1949 onwards
-August 1949- USSR develop atomic bomb
-USA relied on having that advantage as USSR had larger conventional forces
-USA develop hydrogen bomb in 1952
-USSR develop one a year later, USA must respond again
 NSC-68 report, 1950
- Report produced by the National Security Council recommending:
-Increase of nuclear and conventional capabilities
-Increase economic and political stability of non-Soviet nations (Marshall aid etc.)
-Put strain between USSR and their satellite states
-Influenced the adoption of the 'roll-back' policy- similar to Kennan's telegram influencing containment
 Korea and Vietnam- 1950 onwards
 Korea: Feared that communist North would attempt to take the South after the allies withdrew after WW2- determined not to let another country fall to communism

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