The Truman Doctrine

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States. Military and economic aid was sent to Greece as well as Turkey to resist the Soviet threat. Part of the strategy of the Truman Doctrine included the Marshall Plan, a massive aid and rebuilding program designed to assist European countries to rebuild, while at the same time helping those nations resist the temptation to adopt communist forms of economics and government. The United States sent food and economic aid to many European nations to help them rebuild their infrastructures and economies in order to resist communism. This aid was also offered to Eastern European nations, but Stalin forbade those nations under his control to accept it. Germany remained divided between the zones controlled by the United States and its allies and…show more content…
Stalin controlled the dictator of East Germany. Berlin, the former capital of Germany, was also divided into four zones. The zones controlled by the Western Allies became known as West Berlin. Stalin tried to cut off access to Berlin altogether by blockading the western part of Berlin. The Western Allies responded with the Berlin Airlift flights into West Berlin to keep the Berliners free and well supplied. Stalin was forced to end his blockade. Because tensions continued, the United States, Canada, and ten other nations formed a military alliance called the North Atlantic Treaty Organization agreeing to cooperate with one another in the case of Soviet aggression. In response, the Soviet Union formed its own alliance, the Warsaw Pact, which included the Soviet Union and its seven satellite nations in Eastern Europe. These alliances solidified the idea that Europe was divided between the free West and the Communist East. This division came to be known as the Iron Curtain, a term coined by Winston…show more content…
There were thousands of battlefronts and warsites. This horrible war was responsible on human lost more than any other war. Many lives were lost in the air, on land and in the sea. It was a total war where all countries involved which included nearly the entire world. Each country had to apply all their resources into the war effort. Which drained economic and human lives of countries and ended with a huge change in the leading world powers. However, the world power shift was the greatest outcomes of the War .The 2 main superpowers after this war was America and Union of Soviet Socialists Republic. I believe that the war was a total waste since People all over the world suffered through this war. Hundreds of thousands of people died. All for the sake of their countries. Even though No one actually gained anything from it. The fact is that all of the countries (excluding the US) lost much more than what they gained. Britain lost their power, France lost lives and land, Germany lost everything and Japan lost thousands of civilians in their suicidal attacks. Now, maybe if governments use the past as a guide to the future we won't have to fight such a bloody battle ever again. Especially with nuclear weapons so easily
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