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Containment and the Truman Doctrine  PD  George Kennen- and the Long Telegram  Greece pleas for Aid  Turkey under threat  Domino Theory Domino Theory.

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1 Containment and the Truman Doctrine  PD  George Kennen- and the Long Telegram  Greece pleas for Aid  Turkey under threat  Domino Theory Domino Theory

2 Truman Doctrine  Address to Congress on March 12 th, 1947  “I believe that it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures.”  Economic Aid  $400,000,000 To Greece and Turkey  PD

3 United Nation Spearheaded by US. Invited the Allied Powers to join + China Met in San Francisco in June of other nations were founding signatories

4 Organization  Secretary-General  Security Council and General Assembly  International Court of Justice

5 Founding principals  Dedicated to helping nations resolve disputes without war  Dedicated to relieving suffering around the world UN Declaration of Human Rights

6 P-5  US  Britain  France  Soviet Union  China

7 Why  Communist Revolution in China  Chieng Kai-Shek flees and establishes democracy in Taiwan  US and UN refuse to acknowledge Communist Government  Do Recognize Taiwan

8 Korea  Communist forces in Korea invade South Korea  US- Using Truman Doctrine of Containment pushes the UN to intervene  USSR Abstains

9 Why was there war in Korea?  Post WWII Korea divided along the 38 th Parallel  Soviets controlled north  US controlled south  Intention was always to have unified Korea

10 Invasion  US Forces land at Pusan and Inchon  UN forces make huge gains for until winter of ‘51  China enters war to protest US involvement with Taiwan

11 Communists push back  Communist forces push UN forces back to entry points.  UN forces push back to about 38 th Parallel

12 China Pulls out of Korea  Eisenhower Secretary of State- John Foster Dulles  Author of Brinkmanship  Threatened to Nuke Manchuria  China Pulls out

13 “The Forgotten War”  50,000 Us Dead  100,000 Injured  Armistice Signed on July 27 th, 1953

14 Korea today  Still at Armistice  South is still democratic  North is still communist

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