Truman Doctrine Research Paper

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Truman Doctrine- On Friday, February 21 1947, Great Britain recceeded from providing financial support to Greece and Turkey. In countries such as Greece, the economic conditions as well as the rise of communist insurgents led to the responsibility of financial support to be lended down to the United States. Truman argued that communist control of Greece would endanger the economic solidity and security of Turkey. As a result, congress held a session on March 12, 1947 to ask for 400 million dollars to assist the countries of Greece and Turkey. This would establish a doctrine which would later be called the Truman Doctrine. “In the words of the Truman Doctrine, it became “the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting…show more content…
Latin America felt that they should receive benefits for their help with providing raw materials during World War 2. This was especially prevalent when the US began to create federal assistance programs that helped many people including the Japanese, but left out the Latinos who made significant contributions to the war. As a result of this, Communism begins to grow in territories such as Guatemala and Cuba. By 1961, shortly after Fidel Castro took power, Cuba sundered the relationship between itself and the United States. The United States needed to help Latino Americans who were struggling from the daily abasement of hunger and poverty. As a response to this, the United States established a plan to provide currency to improve the standard of living. This would be known as the alliance for progress. The initial spending limit was 500 million but shortly after changed to billions of dollars. This alliance however failed to distribute money to the people who needed it, rather it was given to the high up officials who directed the money into pet projects which failed to bring democracy into the
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