The Truman Doctrine Of Containment During The United States Policy

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Franklin Roosevelt, who was our president that led Americans through the Depression and WWII died. Which lead to Harry S. Truman the vice president taking over as president. He carried out Roosevelt 's plans and came up with new plans for ending and reconstructing war throughout the world. Truman is known in history for all of his contributions and hard work put into our war effort and helping international economy. The Truman Doctrine of containment was a United States policy that stopped expansion of the Soviet throughout the Cold War. Truman made a promise that he would help contain communism anywhere he could including Europe. The Truman Doctrine became the foundation of the president 's foreign policy and placed the U.S. in the role …show more content…
For years Britain supported Greece, but was near bankruptcy and was forced to drastically reduce their involvement. Truman explained that Greece and Turkey would be sabotaged without the support from our nations therefore, Truman asked Congress to authorize 400 million dollars in emergency assistance. In his speech the president described what is known now as the Truman Doctrine. George Marshall who was Secretary of state, suggested they give economic assistance to the shattered nations of Europe. He claimed that the policy of the United States should be directed against poverty, hunger, desperation and chaos. Its purpose would be to revive the working economy across the world so free political and social conditions could still exist. Congress responded to Marshall’s proposal by authorizing the European Recovery Program, better known as the Marshall Plan. An investment of about 13 billion dollars in Europe during the next few years which resulted in the extremely rapid reconstruction of a democratic Western …show more content…
This alliance was created between Canada, Western Europe, and the U.S which became known as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO to counter Soviet power. The Soviet Union and its allied Communist nations in Eastern Europe founded a rival alliance, known as the Warsaw Pact. The primary purpose of NATO was to unify and strengthen the Western Allies military response to a possible invasion of western Europe by the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies.The alignment of almost every European nation into one of the two rival camps explained the political division of the European continent that had taken place since WWII. This alignment provided the structure for the military standoff that continued throughout the Cold

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