Explore BrainMass

The Cold War and U.S. Diplomacy

I need help with developing the following questions:

The Truman doctrine situation that required U.S. diplomatic efforts during the president's time in office.
-Explicate the diplomatic doctrine the president followed, with reference to specific actions or events that occurred.
-Describe the effects of these diplomatic efforts for the U.S. and other countries.
-Assess, in conclusion, the advantages and disadvantages of the particular doctrine that was followed.

Solution Preview

OK, no problem. Remember - here at Brain Mass we cannot do the work for you, we can only point you in the right direction. Let me give you just a few ideas --

The Truman Doctrine: it's really the start of the "Cold War." Remember Truman took over during FDR's fourth term in 1945. This means that Truman was the first president of the new, Cold War.
Take a look at the Doctrine itself (1947):

Here is the quote from the National Archives:

"Addressing a joint session of Congress on March 12, 1947, President Harry S. Truman asked for $400 million in military and economic assistance for Greece and Turkey and established a doctrine, aptly characterized as the Truman Doctrine, that would guide U.S. diplomacy for the next 40 years. President Truman declared, "It must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures." The sanction of aid to Greece and ...

Solution Summary

This solution provides a few ideas on the Truman Doctrine during the Cold War, touching on the diplomatic doctrine President Truman followed and the impacts it caused for the US and other countries. It provides brief ideas on the advantages and disadvantages on the doctrine.