The Truman Doctrine And Its Impact On The United States Foreign Policy

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The Truman doctrine helped millions of people over the years. Harry S. Truman took over the office after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Harry S. Truman, the creator of the Truman Doctrine created an era of change in United States foreign policy. Truman was the first over to create a policy that’s directed to contain Communism. The Doctrine led to some other major events in the world for example, it influenced the Vietnam war. When Franklin D Rosevelt entered the office the country was in a great despair. The country was already crippled by the great depression. Franklin D promised that he will lead the country out of the depression. Franklin D. Roosevelt broadcasted the “Fireside chats” the fireside chats informed the public about …show more content…
The biggest cause for the speech was to no longer provide military and economic assistance to the Greek government in its civil war against the communist party. Truman also asked the congress to support the Greek government against the communist. Truman wanted the congress to also provide assistance for Turkey since thats a nation also. Truman provided 400,000 dollars of aid to both Greek and Turkish governments. The threat of communism had been particularly high. In fact, the US feared the spread of communism within many undeveloped regions throughout the world. Therefore, within the Truman Doctrine incorporated the policy of containment. The policy guaranteed immediate aid to Greece in Turkey, which had been in danger of falling under communistic influences. Within such, the policy stated they would provide military and economic help to a country that was underdeveloped and being …show more content…
The Truman doctrine went on to form “NATO”. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a regional defense alliance created by the North Atlantic Treaty. NATO's purpose is to improve the strength, well being, and freedom of its members through a system of collective security. Members of the alliance agree to defend one another from attack by other nations or by terrorist groups. NATO has its head office in Brussels, Belgium."The North Atlantic Treaty was signed on April 4, 1949, at the beginning of the Cold War." The original purpose of NATO was to defend Western Europe against possible attack by Communist nations, led by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

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