IAff 3188.10 Session 2 & 3

IAff 3188.10 Session 2 & 3 - US Presidential...

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US Presidential Policies 1947-2010 IAff 3188.10 Session 2 & 3
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The Truman Doctrine (1947)
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The Truman Doctrine (1947) A Call for economic aid and financial assistance to Greece and Turkey. Response to Soviet threats to both countries. US mindful of Soviet intimidation of Iran (1945). Ultimate concern was Soviet domination of ME. Significance: US replaced Britain as major power and launched major assistance programs.
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The Truman Doctrine (1947) Actions Severe demarche to Soviets to leave Iran Decision to complete construction of Air Base in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (1945) Agreement with UK for U.S. Navy port facilities in Bahrain (1948)
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The Eisenhower Doctrine (1957)
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Called for economic and military assistance. US would employ US military in ME to support nations facing aggression by communist state. Response to fear that radical nationalism in ME might link up with international communism. Significance:
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