Truman Doctrine

International Relations / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
U.S. aid to Greece and Turkey in President Harry Truman’s administration. Relationship to Cold War. Examines various policies and perspectives.

This research paper examines the relationship between the Truman Doctrine and the Cold War, as seen from the traditional, realist, revisionist and neo-revisionist points of view.

The Truman Doctrine is the name given to the rationale advanced by the administration of President Harry Truman to justify American economic and military aid to Greece and Turkey in the spring of 1947. It expressed a consensus among senior American policymakers, which was reached earlier, that the United States in collaboration with other European nations should resist and contain the threat of Soviet communist expansion in Western Europe and its periphery. According to the traditional school of thought, reliance on the policy of containment rather than negotiations had been necessitated by Soviet actions…

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