Postwar Ameri21 - PostwarAmerica U.S.dominatesglobalaffairs

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Postwar America U.S. dominates global affairs The first significant application of the containment doctrine came in the Middle East and  eastern Mediterranean. In early 1946, the United States demanded, and obtained, a full  Soviet withdrawal from Iran, the northern half of which it had occupied during the war.   That summer, the United States pointedly supported Turkey against Soviet demands for  control of the Turkish straits between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.  In early  1947, American policy crystallized when Britain told the United States that it could no  longer afford to support the government of Greece against a strong Communist  insurgency. In a strongly worded speech to Congress, Truman declared, "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."  Journalists quickly dubbed 
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