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What was the truman doctrine?

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Asked by sonal, 11 Dec '12 01:31 pm
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The Truman Doctrine was a policy set forth by the U.S. President Harry Truman in a speech on March TWELVE NINETEEN FORTY SEVEN stating that the U.S. would support Greece and Turkey with economic and military aid to prevent their falling into the Soviet sphere. Historians often consider it as the start of the Cold War, and the start of the containment policy to stop Soviet expansion.
President Harry S Truman told Congress the Doctrine was "the policy of the United States to support free people who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures."[4] Truman reasoned, because these "totalitarian regimes" coerced "free peoples", they represented a threat to international peace and the national security of the United States. Truman made the plea amid the crisis of the Greek Civil War (NINETEEN FORTY SIXNINETEEN FORTY NINE). He argued that if Greece and Turkey did not receive the aid that they urgently needed, they would inevitably fall to communism with grav ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 11 Dec '12 01:33 pm

 
  
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The Truman Doctrine grew out of George Kennans 1946 long telegram which argued that the US should follow a policy of containment to stop Russian expansion. Then, in February 1947, the British announced that they were withdrawing their soldiers from Greece. On 12 March 1947, Truman warned Congress that, without help, Greece would fall to Communism and that Turkey and other countries would follow. He said that the Cold War was a choice between freedom and oppression and that Americans were OBLIGED to to support free peoples and to abandon their decision not to get involved in European affairs.



However, Trumans speech did not mention containment, and most of the $338 million he sent to Greece went on dive bombers and napalm bombs. In fact, many people in the Truman administration wanted actively to oppose Russia, and Truman said that: We hope that in years ahead more and more nations will come to know the advantages of freedom and liberty. It arguable that the Truman ...more
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The Truman Doctrine was a policy set forth by the U.S. President Harry Truman in a speech[1] on March 12, 1947 stating that the U.S. would support Greece and Turkey with economic and military aid to prevent their falling into the Soviet sphere.[2] Historians often consider it as the start of the Cold War, and the start of the containment policy to stop Soviet expansion.[3]
President Harry S Truman told Congress the Doctrine was "the policy of the United States to support free people who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures."[4] Truman reasoned, because these "totalitarian regimes" coerced "free peoples", they represented a threat to international peace and the national security of the United States. Truman made the plea amid the crisis of the Greek Civil War (19461949). He argued that if Greece and Turkey did not receive the aid that they urgently needed, they would inevitably fall to communism with grave consequences throughout the region. B ...more
Answered by Quest, 11 Dec '12 01:46 pm

 
  
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The Truman Doctrine was a policy set forth by the U.S. President Harry Truman in a speech on March TWELFTH, Nineteen forty seven stating that the U.S. would support Greece and Turkey with economic and military aid to prevent their falling into the Soviet sphere
Answered by Life to, 11 Dec '12 01:33 pm

 
  
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