35.b.New government being established in eastern europe
36.c Pushed for change through nonviolence
The United States and the West feared the creation of this Eastern Bloc, as Western journalists and government termed it, and the further spread of communism and/or totalitarian states in the rest of the world. U.S. foreign policy became one of containment - essentially, stopping the spread of communism wherever it could. This was in direct opposition to the Soviet Union's policy of fostering the spread of communism, especially in its Asian neighbors. For example, Soviet agents had spent significant time with Mao Zedong's fledgling Communist Party in China in the 1930s and 1940s, where communism eventually prevailed and created the People's Republic of China in 1949.