The United States And The World War II Essay

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When the Allied forces defeated the Axis Powers and World War II ended FDR, Churchill and Stalin made a bargain deal about the future of Europe, and divided the Continent into two spheres of influence, the democratic west, and the communist east. In a speech Churchill remarked, “An iron curtain has descended across the Continent.” Thus the strategy of the United States developed to ensure that arch of Soviet influence remained contained within those established lines. Not long after, communism breached those lines, as Stalin attempted to strong-arm Iran and Turkey under Soviet Control, and the first signs of containment conflicts between communism and democracy appeared in Greece, with their civil war. US President Harry Truman responded with the Truman Doctrine. “I believe that it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures.” Calling on Congress to authorize aid to Greece and Turkey marks a change in American foreign policy, because it’s not war, it’s not a military action, but a covert military and economic aid program designed to help democratic nations defeat and stop the spread of communism. Truman strengthened his doctrine, and power over foreign policy by enhancing the National Security Act and creating the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) which he charged “with coordinating the nation’s intelligence activities and correlating, evaluating and disseminating…

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