Containment is the stop of growing communism and effort of getting rid of it. One of the methods used was the Marshall Plan, this gave 12 billion dollars to European democracies to help rebuild. The point of this method was to aid these countries with resources so that communist ideas would not be so attractive. This idea was a great idea, even though the United States just got out war they were still willing to help European countries. (Document B, Map #4) America with the intentions to support West Berlin by flying in supplies for 2 million people for nearly a year. (Document B, Map #5 and #2) The Soviet Union was against capitalism so in order to stop America from aiding European countries the Soviet put up blockades all around West Berlin on June 27, 1948, but soon after the Soviet Union removed the blockades on May 12, 1949.
Other ways the United States used containment was the Truman Doctrine. The Truman Doctrine was applied in 1947, by President Truman, its purpose was so the United States would support the “free people,” like Greece and Turkey, who was being threatened by communism. Even Berlin was threatened by communism since the Soviet Union had control over Eastern Berlin. The Soviets thought that capitalism was dying and communism was going to take over, thus, causing a lot of tension between America and the Soviet