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I am Marshall and this plan was based off of me! This was a massive economic aid plan for Europe to help it recover from the damage caused by the war. Helping Europe to recover economically would provide markets for American goods,so benefiting American industry. A prosperous Europe would be better able to resist the spread of communism. This was probably the main motive.
The Eisenhower Doctrine was announced in a speech on January 5 in 1957. It required Congress to pause its war-making power to the president so that the president could take immediate military action. It made a US commitment to defend the Middle East against attack by any communist country.
Three western controlled zones of Germany united and later grew in prosperity due to the Marshall Plan in 1948. West wanted East to join with the again and Stalin feared it would hurt Soviet security. In June of 1948, Stalin decided to gain control of West Berlin.
The western nations formed the NATO, which stands for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in 1949. This organization is a military alliance to coordinate their defense against the Soviet Union.
The Warsaw Pact was an organization formed and founded by 8 communist state. This was in response to NATO.
Korea was controlled by Japan from 1905 to 1945. The Soviets ended up attacking the North and America attacked the South. These were divided by the 28th Parrallel.
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