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Unformatted text preview: The United States believed in democracy and was in fear of Communists trying to take over, while Stalin grabbed at every chance to try and increase his regime. The United States assumed policies and practices regarding international relations to combat and contain communism. The Truman Doctrine was founded in 1947 to aid in protecting the democratic people worldwide against communism, as well as helped Turkey and Greece who were also being threatened. The Marshall Plan was also created June 5, 1947, which allowed all European countries to apply for financial assistance so they could improve the economy. In 1949 the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was created, along with Belgium, Britain, Canada, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, agreeing to defend and fight for one another and take action if any of them were to be attacked. This was the major focus of American international relations in that period....
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