The Truman Doctrine In The Cold War And The Vietnam War

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In the post-war period in the US, the Truman Administration has adopted a number of decisions that, in fact, determined the foreign policy course of the country for the entire period of the Cold War. One of the key elements of the new foreign policy became the doctrine of Truman. This doctrine proclaimed the global role of the United States in world affairs and linked world problems to the national security of the United States. Truman proclaimed that US politics should be aimed on the support of the free people in their fight with armed minorities and external pressure. Under the term ‘external pressure’ Truman implied the expansion of USSR.
The Truman Doctrine must also be considered in general as the policy of deterrence, whose author was George Kennan, one of the diplomats who once worked in Moscow and published in the Foreign Affairs journal an article on the need to contain the expansionist tendencies of the USSR.
The Truman Doctrine existed in one form or another virtually throughout the entire Cold War period. However, it is worth to highlight two episodes - the war in Korea, which in the opinion of some researchers led to the truly global US policy and the Vietnam War, which in its turn sufficiently changed the views of the American ruling elite.
The aim of this essay is to analyze the text of the Truman Doctrine and its application in practice. Because the period of the Cold War is lengthy in time and involves a huge number of events, the researchers do not set

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