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Iron Curtain Speech 1. Sourcing: Who was Winston Churchill? Why would Americans trust what he has to say about the Soviet Union? Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of Great Britain. Americans trusted what he said about the Soviet Union because Britain was America’s strongest ally. 2. Close reading: What does Churchill claim that the Soviet Union wanted? Churchill claimed that the Soviet Union wanted the benefits of war and the indefinite expansion of their power and doctrines so that communism can spread. Truman Doctrine 1. Close reading: Why did Truman believe Greece needed American aid in 1947? Truman believed that Greece needed American aid in 1947 because he was afraid that Greece would have totalitarian regimes forced upon it against their will, seeing as though it was already happening in nearby countries. 2. Context: What does Truman mean when he claims, “Should we fail to aid Greece and Turkey in this fateful hour, the effect will be far reaching to the West as well as to the East”?

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