What was the policy of “containment” Who were its leading proponents, and how did they implement this policy between 1947 and 1950?

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Containment was a US foreign policy that was utilized during the Cold War. Containment was designed to "contain" communism to nations where it already existed. American leadership did not have confidence that they could easily bring an end to communism in nations like the Soviet Union and China, but they did believe they could contain it in those countries and prevent it from spreading to new countries.

The idea behind containment comes from the American diplomat George F. Kennan. Kennan was the US State Department adviser on Soviet affairs during the late 1940s. His policy...

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