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U.S = assistance to countries steering clear of communism, department of defense, CIA, national security council
June 1948-May 1949, USSR blocks west access/control Berlin -> unsuccessful = embarrassed
20 years mutual defense agreement, more ground troops than NATO, Soviet Union + communist places
Dictator Mao Zedong (China)
Restore order, eliminate corruption, communism party purges = 1 million killed
Berlin Wall erected (1961-1989)
"Brain drain" = smart people leaving (5,000 successful), no emigration to west (100-200 killed)
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