The World War II And The Soviet Union Essays

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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 began under his presidency.
2. Clement Atlee was the British Prime Minister from 1944 to 1951. He took the place of Winston Churchill in the election by promoting domestic policies Churchill had neglected. Although he was part of the somewhat socialist British Labor Party, he did not trust Stalin. The British foreign policy in his office included the end of World War…

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