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World War II and Cold War at Home and Abroad

How did the domestic and foreign events of 1946 and 1947 culminate in the acceptance of the Truman Doctrine?

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By the end of 1945 a new American foreign policy was slowly emerging. It became known as containment. Rather than attempting to create a unified "open" world the US and its allies would work to "contain" the threat of further Soviet expansion. The new doctrine emerged in part as a response to events in Europe in 1946. In Turkey, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin was trying to win control over the vital sea lanes in the Mediterranean. In Greece, communist forces were threatening the pro-Western government. The British had announced they could no longer provide assistance. Faced with these challenges, President Harry Truman decided to enunciate a firm new policy. In doing so he drew from the ideas of the influential American diplomat George F. Kennan. Kennan had warned that the Soviets were committed to world wide ...

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The solution discusses how the domestic and foreign events of 1946 and 1947 culminate in the acceptance of the Truman Doctrine.

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