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George Kennan, charge d’affaires in Moscow, sent his “long telegram” to Washington today in 1946, providing a basis for the 100%-effective, best foreign policy strategy in the history of mankind, containment
in case you have never been subject to an entire course in Cold War politics multiple times in your life like certain cupcakes, containment aimed at…containing the Soviet sphere of influence through economic and military means. which basically amounted to the United States forcing every citizen of every country that had ever talked to the Soviet Union at some point to own at least one item with the words “Coca-Cola” on it. oh yeah, and using this containment rationale we also deposed a bunch of leaders in favor of “Western-friendly” dictators that may or may not have gotten us into the situations we’re in today, enforced trade embargoes that further impoverished millions, fought the Vietnam War which I think we can all agree was well-advised, and, probably the most important, gave us a fall-to villain for all those international espionage films we all love.

George Kennan, charge d’affaires in Moscow, sent his “long telegram” to Washington today in 1946, providing a basis for the 100%-effective, best foreign policy strategy in the history of mankind, containment

in case you have never been subject to an entire course in Cold War politics multiple times in your life like certain cupcakes, containment aimed at…containing the Soviet sphere of influence through economic and military means. which basically amounted to the United States forcing every citizen of every country that had ever talked to the Soviet Union at some point to own at least one item with the words “Coca-Cola” on it. oh yeah, and using this containment rationale we also deposed a bunch of leaders in favor of “Western-friendly” dictators that may or may not have gotten us into the situations we’re in today, enforced trade embargoes that further impoverished millions, fought the Vietnam War which I think we can all agree was well-advised, and, probably the most important, gave us a fall-to villain for all those international espionage films we all love.

  1. athoroughlyantiquatedmillie said: Ah heck, that will teach me for scan reading. In Kennan’s defence he did by ‘48 say lets talk to the Ruskies but by that time it was too late anti communism was in and no one was listening
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