Truman Doctrine

Truman Doctrine

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  • WHAT
  • TRUMAN DOCTRINE a policy to prevent the spread of communism
  • MARCH 12, 1947
  • WHEN
  • The Truman Doctrine is a foreign policy made by Truman in 1947 to prevent the geopolitical spread of communism. The policy was then revised on 1948 to "contain" the threats of Soviet in Greece and Turkey. The American military was never involved first-hand, however, US government gave money to support the economy and military of Greece and Turkey.
  • We must "contain" communism!
  • WHY
  • It was first announced to congress on March 12, 1947 and revised on July 12, 1948. 
  • Truman announced the policy in the Congress as he delivered the speech.
  • The United States had always been against the Soviet communist; thus, Truman created a policy to "contain" the threat as well as prevent communism to other countries in the world.
  • The Truman Doctrine was established by President Harry S. Truman that implies the support US will give to nations that are under threat of authoritarian force
  • WHO
  • Due to bankruptcy, Greece was no longer able to support Britain. In February 1947, the US took over and sent 400 million USD with no military support to end the communist threat in Greece as Britain was no longer able to do so.
  • HOW
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