Of the overwhelming plurality of doubt that exists, some few existing certainties are that “no man is an island” and that seeing far can only achieved by “standing on the shoulders of giants,” as worded with truth by John Dunne and Sir Isaac Newton. I have an ocean of giants to acknowledge for the realization of my thesis. I truly believe that no one can achieve anything great alone. Although it is undeniable that the vital thing is to believe in one-self before turning to any validation from others, it is simultaneously undeniable that the journey is immeasurably less painful if certain others, even if just a few, believe in you as well. They provide the fuel that we need when we run out of our own, which will happen, whether we like it or not, from time to time. No person is an island. I first thank Professor Asselin: educator, professor, thesis Advisor; and chair of the Thesis Committee that oversaw the production of this thesis. I was about to drop out of the program when I thought that I did not belong here, and he stopped me, just because he believed in me. From the very beginning of the program, Professor Asselin has never stopped believing in me. And most importantly, he has never stopped challenging me. And for this I am forever grateful. I foresee a lifetime friendship with this vivacious, sharp and hilariously witty scholar who has the gift of inevitably making anyone engaged with the material he wishes to deliver. While I knew that decolonization in Africa was one of the things I knew I was going to write my thesis on1, I never thought that I would grow such immense interest in the Cold War, specifically mid-20th century American Foreign Policy and its determinative sway over domestic events during the Cold War.