Truman And The Cold War Essay
Part 1: The Truman Doctrine
Use Site 1 to answer the following questions.
Read paragraph 2 of Truman's speech.
1. Conflicts in what two nations led Truman to make his speech? I do not believe that the American people and the Congress wish to turn a deaf ear to the appeal of the Greek Government. Greece is not a rich country. Lack of sufficient natural resources has always forced the Greek people to work hard to make both ends meet. Since 1940, this industrious, peace loving country has suffered invasion, four years of cruel enemy occupation, and bitter internal strife.
Read paragraphs 10-16.
2. What type of revolutionary group was leading the challenge to democracy in Greece?
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4. How did the United Nations respond to this attack? What role did the Soviet Union play in the United Nations decision?
The United Nations had just passed a resolution recommending that "the members of the United Nations furnish such assistance to the Republic of Korea as may be necessary to repel the armed attack and to restore international peace and security to the area."
Beginning January 15, Ridgway led the U.N. in a slow advance northward, in what his troops began to call the "meat grinder." Inflicting heavy casualties on the Chinese and North Koreans, the U.N. re-recaptured Seoul (the fourth and final time it