Truman’s Doctrine (Doktrin Truman)

Since the end of World War 2, the United States and the Soviet Union emerged as the new superpower in the international system,. Both were allies during World War 2 in progress, but have a ideologies background that is very opposed and later became enemies. United States of America upholds the values of liberalism, while the Soviet Union adopted the roots of the thought of Karl Marx, communism.
The period of hostilities between them is commonly known as the Cold War. At the beginning of of the Cold War, which is about 1947, U.S. President Harry S. Truman issued a doctrine derived from the his speech that became known as the Truman doctrine. He was concerned about the development of communism spread by the Soviet Union, mainly to the countries of Eastern Europe. He issued the doctrine to stem the ideologies of communism in Greece when the conflict between the Greek government and the Communist Party of Greece took place because at that time the UK has suspended its military and economic aid to the Greek government. In addition, he also wants to stem communism in Turkey.


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