History Of The Cold War Containment

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Containment was the strategy used by the United States throughout the Cold War. Containment was first proposed by George Kennan in 1947, he believed that Moscow would eventually adopt peaceful policies if America had a firm resistance. Three examples of the use of containment by the American government are The Truman Doctrine, The Marshall Plan, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
The first act of containment was seen in 1947 when the Truman Doctrine occurred. In February of 1947, Britain informed America that they could not protect the Greek, nor Turkey, governments from communist guerrillas. The United States then decided that they were going to undertake Britain’s role as the central power in the Mediterranean, because Truman
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