The Truman Doctrine Dbq

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The unveiling of the Truman Doctrine of 1947 is one of history’s most significant events. On March 12, 1947, President Harry S. Truman delivered a speech to a joint session of Congress, stating that the U.S. should give assistance to other countries to prevent the spread of Communism, but not necessarily act to save countries that had already fallen to Communism. This policy became known as the “Truman Doctrine”, and the official declaration of the Cold War. More specifically, the policy stated that the U.S. would help Greece and Turkey with economic and military assistance to prevent the domination of these two nations by the Soviet Union. In February, 1947, the British government told the U.S. that it could no longer assist Greece and
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