Truman Doctrine Effects

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From 1946 till 1991, a full-blown nuclear war could have occurred on a global level between the two most powerful countries. This 45 year period was known as the Cold War because neither nation, during the duration of the war, fought directly against one another. The Cold War was actually a state of apprehension or anxiety in connection with international affairs between the United States and the USSR (Soviet Union). The United States and the Soviet Union were known as superpowers for the extensive power they held over most of the world. For instance, they had a substantial effect that changed the political culture of the world. This change was due to the development of certain situations that caused humanity to be affected by them till present…show more content…
Truman. This was a request that had been placed in front of the Congress by Harry S. Truman on March 12, 1947, to support the economics and militaries of Greece and Turkey. This request consisted of Truman speaking in front of the Congress by asking for 400 million dollars (“Truman Doctrine”). He continued on by proclaimed the following to win over the Congress: “I believe that 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. I believe that we must assist free peoples to work out their own destinies in their own way. I believe that our help should be primarily through economic and financial aid which is essential to economic stability and orderly political processes” (“Truman Doctrine”). Truman had wanted to support those nations that had been separated by Soviet communism. This shows that President Truman is ready to do whatever he can to contain the spread of communism and stop the United States former ally, the Soviet Union, since the effect of their actions would do good to them, but no harm. Humanity had evidently been affected by the United States help towards Greece and Turkey. Their actions had most likely caused Greece and Turkey to have a positive view of the United States which may, or may not, cause these countries to make the decision of giving in to the Soviet Union’s fight for communism. Such decisions…show more content…
This was because they had quickly realized that the Soviets had separated themselves from them to spread communism. However, this all changed when both sides had to build a defense system around themselves by creating alliances. It was a way of proving that they were strong and if they were ever messed with they could easily destroy the other. On the United States side were Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and the United Kingdom to form the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also known as NATO. This treaty was created on April 4, 1949 and declared that if any of its members states were in danger, then all of the other member states must contribute to protecting that country. Today there are 28 participating countries, including the original 12 (Nato). Greece and Turkey joined this treaty in 1952, which means that the United States contribution, 5 years prior, had helped to form alliances after all (“The Warsaw Pact is formed”). This treaty still impacts our life since it’s still in play today. In fact the United States President, Donald Trump, had threatened to pull out of the treaty if member states didn’t “contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations (“Trump Scolds NATO Allies over Defense Spending”).” These obligations consist of each countries commitment to their

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