Policy of Containment
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Policy of Containment is the policy of America to stop the spread of communism throughout the world.
The Truman Doctrine was created as a direct, non-military counter to Soviet expansion. It gave financial aid and implied protection for countries at threat of communism. This eventually lead to the formation of NATO.
The Marshall Plan gave billions of dollars in aid to Western Europe to help the rebuilding process, which would also indirectly help stop the spread of communism from Eastern Europe.
The formation of NATO was the response to Soviet Union's attempt at spreading communism beyond their borders.
The Communist North Korea invaded South Korea, which was not communist at the time. America didn't want South Korea to fall to communism, so they intervened. A peace treaty was signed and the divide was kept where it originally was.
The Policy of Containment aimed to not fight a war with the Soviet Union, but rather to confine communism and the Soviet Union to their boundaries. The doctrine led directly to the Vietnam war.
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