By Mr Crowe www.SchoolHistory.co.uk. REACTION OF THE WEST. MARSHALL AND TRUMAN WHO?. THE TRUMAN DOCTRINE. What was it…. It was very simple….. Whereas before WW2 the USA had been isolationist and not got involved in Europe….NOW……
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By Mr Crowewww.SchoolHistory.co.uk
MARSHALL AND TRUMAN
It was very simple…..
Whereas before WW2 the USA had been isolationist and not got involved in Europe….NOW……
Because of the fear of Communism the USA was prepared to intervene throughout the world to protect democracy against communism….
By lending equipment, advice etc ( and eventually military force)
The main aim was to stop communism spreading further
This policy was called CONTAINMENT
It was thought that these were the conditions in which communism thrived
Economies in ruins
Shortages of goods
Bread still rationed
Coal shortages – in GB electricity cuts each day
CNN - Cold War