What was the Truman Doctrine?Watch
- Truman believed that if economic recovery took place, in such countries then communism would fail to take control and these countries would be able to trade with America, boosting their own economy
- Congress released $400 million, providing enough support and equipment to end the communist threat in Greece
- The Truman Doctrine was a statement of ideas declared by president Harry Truman in 1947. It stated that America was responsible for the liberty of the world, and it would send resources and military help to countries threatened by Communism.
- The Truman Doctrine was a doctrine which marked the end of the policy of isolationism for the USA, and for that reason, holds great significance. It also introduces 'containment', which means the prevention of the spread of communism.