After the atomic bomb drove Japan to the peace table and communist and allied forces toppled the Third Reich, the victors entered the "Cold War." As leader of the Western democracies, the United States took the initiative through the "containment" policy to counter "Soviet expansionist tendencies." (i.e. "Communist expansionist tendencies.") America was prepared to resist communism almost everywhere, even if this meant military intervention, but eventually the development of the H-bomb and long-range ballistic missiles made armed conflict between the superpowers unthinkable.
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