The Cold War

Marshall plan 20 billion endeavor to rebuild europe

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Unformatted text preview: “We, in this country, are – by destiny rather than by choice – the watchmen on the walls of world freedom.” Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech: Many states in Europe subject to increasing amount of control from Moscow” March 1946 Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri 1947: the U.S. and U.K. settle on post war policy of containment – sought to prevent soviet union from using power and influence to reshape the international order ultimately Kennan coined this term, meaning long- term, patient (multifaceted approach) political, social, cultural, military “preventing the spread of communism abroad—a domino effect of states becoming communist—while enhancing the security and influence of the West” Truman Doctrine March 1947 Great Britain informed the U.S. that it would no longer shoulder the burden of police force, U.S. would have to do it itself $400 million in Military aid for Turkey and Greece “one of the primary objectives of the foreign policy of the United States is the creation of conditions in which we and other nations will be able to work out a way of life free from coercion.” Marshall Plan $20 billion endeavor to rebuild Europe and save it from communism boost European conf...
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