What Does Containment Mean In Terms Of The Government?


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Containment is a policy pertaining to foreign relations. It refers to a policy used to check expansion or reach of a hostile authority, through the generation of tactical mergers or help of states in places of turmoil or disorder.

This policy was adopted by the United States towards the end of the 1940s and the beginning of the 1950s. It was strategically adopted to keep the expansionist intentions of the Soviet Union in check.

The Soviet Union was in a process of accumulating power with the help of financial, martial, tactful and political ways. This policy was envisaged by George Kennan, after the Second World War.

It was implemented during the Harry S. Truman government in 1947, working on the assumption that communist powers will ultimately break down as long as they are stopped from extending their reach of power.

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