U.S. Foreign Policy Changes in Imperialism

The United States entered World War II as a strong opponent of imperialism , even when it involved allies. Yet, by 1950 , and certainly by 1954 the US supported French efforts to maintain control of IndoChina. 1. How and why did Foreign Policy change between 1945 – 1954? 2. Describe what international and domestic factors caused the US to view Ho Chi Minh, the French and the world differently. 3. Which US leaders were responsible for these changes? 4. Were these changes valid considering the overall world situation following World War II ?