History Of Truman Vs. Truman

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1. Harry Truman was the US President from 1945 to 1953. After World War II, he signed the United Nations charter, ratifying the international organization for peace. He also signed the act initiating the European Recovery Program, which supplied sixteen European countries with economic support to rebuild the damaged sites. In Europe, the partitioning of Germany, especially Berlin, added to the increased hostility between the Soviet Union and the western powers. In 1948, Truman created a massive airlift in response to the Soviet Union’s blockade of West Berlin. In 1949, he created the military alliance with the western nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
With increasing tensions with the Soviets, he issued the Truman Doctrine in 1947 that expressed the US intention to aid any country threatened by communism. Therefore, he sent aid to Greece and Turkey when the Soviets were pressuring the two countries. Also, he supported the South Koreans in the Korean War, as he believed the Soviet Union, backing the North, was trying to take over the Korean peninsula. The Cold War between the Soviets and the US
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Mao Zedong was a Communist leader of the Chinese Communist Party from its founding until his death in 1976. He was the first chairman of the People’s Republic of China, the one-party state founded in 1949 after the defeat of Chiang Kai-shek and the Kuomintang. In 1958, he launched his campaign, the “Great Leap Forward,” to industrialize the Chinese economy. This led quite oppositely to widespread famine and unrest. Mao initiated the Cultural Revolution in 1966, with a goal to destroy the ‘impure’ elements of Chinese culture. However, the Cultural Revolution destroyed numerous artifacts and items of China’s culture heritage and killed more than a million people. The year after, with further unrest and tensions within China, Mao assigned the army to restore order. His later years were marked with a more open policy with the United States, Japan, and

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