Cold War: Truman

  • Truman Doctrine, 1947—U.S. pledges to help oppressed people’s fight communism; Greece and Turkey are given money and both countries become democracies.
  • Marshall Plan, 1947—Sought to create European economic recovery to prevent communism from taking hold in Europe.
  • Berlin Airlift, 1948-49—U.S. thwarted Soviet blockade of Berlin
  • NATO, 1949—Collective security organization to protect Europe of Soviet threat.
  • Fall of China, 1949;—Mao Zedong defeats Chang Kai-shek who flees to Taiwan.
  • Soviets detonate A-Bomb, 1949
  • Korean War, 1950-53—UN forces led by U.S. prevent communist takeover of South Korea.

 

Truman’s        Truman Doctrine, 1947

Muscles         Marshall Plan, 1947-48

Brought          Berlin Crisis, 1948-49

Nasty              NATO, 1949,

China             China becomes communist, 1949

Across           A-bomb for Soviets, 1949

Korea             Korean War, 1950-53

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