Truman Doctrine

Truman Doctrine

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  • Speech of the US Congress on 12 March 1947
  • USA will use its wealth and power to stop or contain the spread of communism.
  • American support is available for any people who wanted to fight over communism.
  • In Greece and Turkey the doctrine was successful. The communist was defeated in the Greek Civil war by 1949, and Turkey remained part of the Western pro American group of countries.
  • Initially, 'the doctrine' was applied in Europe and the Middle East. Eventually, it was extended the whole world and led to war in Korea and Vietnam.
  • Doctrine to the Whole World!
  • Marshall Plan
  • USA decided to offer massive economic aid to Western Europe.
  • General George Marshall
  • This plan is an attempt to impose capitalist ideas on European countries! I need to stop this!
  • Stalin didn't agree with the idea Marshall Plan
  • By 1952, The Marshall Plan was ended, USA and European countries achieved their economic rate in a good state.
  • I'm super happy!
  • European countries were encouraged to reduce import taxes and increased the level of trade.
  • The plan was a great success. Over four years, $13,000 million of help was provided.
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