Truman Doctrine And Its Effects On The United States Essay

1112 Words Nov 5th, 2015 5 Pages
Over the years from 1945 to 1989, different presidents use doctrines to take a stand on issues such as the Truman Doctrine was to help countries from the threat of communism spreading. Other president’s doctrines were similar in that they were to stop the spread of communism by different ways and intensity. There were situations that they felt required U.S. diplomatic efforts during Truman time in office. During the time Truman was in the office, the doctrine was called Truman Doctrine and took actions that showed his standing on the issue of trying to prevent the spread of communism. The actions and events which took place from the Truman Doctrine had effects on the U.S. and other countries. The Truman Doctrine had its advantages and disadvantages while it was being followed. Harry Truman became the 33rd president from 1945 to 1953 at the time of the Cold War started to heat up. According to Roskin & Berry (2010), Soviets began braking agreements, did not hold democratic elections in East Europe but installed communist regimes and kept troops in East Europe, (p. 30). Around this time China fell to communists and it seem that communist was spreading. According to Lazuk (n.d.), one of the fears was that capitalism emphasized on independent economic production and trading in a free market, where communism the governing body plans and regulates the economy and production to be shared equally in the society, (Lazuk, n.d.). This was thought to be able to cause issues and…

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