The Korean War And The Truman Doctrine Of 1947

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Register to read the introduction… The Truman Doctrine of 1947 was a message to the United States Congress in response to the struggles of Greece and Turkey. Greece, at the time, was struggling both financially and economically. Truman asks Congress “to provide authority for assistance to Greece and Turkey in the amount of $400 million for the period ending June 30, 1948” (Truman, Truman). Not only did it address this conflict, it was a way the United States prevented further spread of communism. President Truman thought that the Soviet Union was funding the communists in both of these countries. In turn, Truman thought the U.S. should do whatever it takes to support the anticommunists. Since most of our troops were in Korea at the time, the U.S. could not provide any military help, so Truman issued $200 million to each country. This doctrine was what the Marshall Plan was based off of.
The second foreign policy issued under President Truman was the Marshall Plan of 1947. Usually the Marshall Plan is regarded as an extended version of the Truman Doctrine. The Marshall Plan was a way President Harry Truman tried to prevent any other nations in the European countries from being forced into communism. He wanted to provide financial aid to the anticommunists in each country and also it was a way of helping Europe, however they did not really pay. It was
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Not one side won, because they came to a negotiation with cease-fire agreements and the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed on July 27th, 1953. The outcomes still effects current events today by South Korea living in constant fear of North Korea. The constant fear of North Korea hurting one of the United States’ allies is always the main concern. It created so many powerful allies between South Korea and the rest of the world. In addition, it created the probably the strongest border between two countries ever known to

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