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Truman Doctrine and Containment By: Amie and Emily Moss “We hope that in years ahead more and more nations will come to know the advantages of freedom and liberty.” -Harry S. Truman
Background Most Americans saw Communism as a worldwide threat to democracy that had to be resisted The Cold War soon became not just a struggle for territory but a fight between two opposing views of the world
Truman Truman implemented an assortment of aid packages to Europe and Asia, to help those countries help themselves. He saw economic stability as an essential for peace and security.
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Truman Doctrine the policy of President Truman, as advocated in his address to Congress on March 12, 1947, to provide military and economic aid to Greece and Turkey and, by extension, to any country threatened by Communism or any totalitarian ideology.
Background The United States had been following events in Turkey, where a weak government had been fighting with the Soviets for control over the Dardanelle Straits (a string of Turkish islands) British aid was replaced by the U.S. to help the military and reconstruct while their soldiers were in training
Containment The restriction of communism to its current borders-was the only way to secure the peace
Conflicts with Containment Raised profound questions from historians regarding its origins, long-term consequences, and the relationship between domestic and foreign policy People thought the U.S. was trying to control the world; people felt they should be able to choose their own government instead of being told what to do
Closure How did Truman feel about the economic stability of a country? What is the Truman Doctrine? What replaced British aid? Explain Containment