(the) Truman Doctrine

a policy announced in 1947 by President Harry Truman in which he promised American financial and military help for Greece, Turkey and other countries threatened by Communism.

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  • Harry S. Truman: The Truman Doctrine — ▪ Primary Source              Throughout 1946 Communist forces, supported by the Soviet satellite states of Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, and Albania, carried on a full scale guerrilla war against the Greek government. At the same time the U.S.S.R.… …   Universalium

  • Truman Doctrine — The Truman Doctrine was a proclamation by U.S. President Harry S. Truman on March 12, 1947. It stated that the U.S. would support Greece and Turkey economically and militarily to prevent their falling under Soviet control. Truman called upon the… …   Wikipedia

  • Truman Doctrine —    On 12 March 1947, President Harry S. Truman asked Congress for $400 million in economic and military aid to Greece and Turkey. His message was a response to Great Britain’s warning that it could no longer underwrite the Greek monarchy, which… …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • Truman Doctrine — the policy of President Truman, as advocated in his address to Congress on March 12, 1947, to provide military and economic aid to Greece and Turkey and, by extension, to any country threatened by Communism or any totalitarian ideology. * * *… …   Universalium

  • Truman Doctrine — defend Greece and Turkey, contain the Soviet Union in Europe (named for Harry S Truman, thirty third president of the United States) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

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  • Truman, Harry S. — born May 8, 1884, Lamar, Mo., U.S. died Dec. 26, 1972, Kansas City, Mo. 33rd president of the U.S. (1945–53). He worked at various jobs before serving with distinction in World War I. He became a partner in a Kansas City haberdashery; when the… …   Universalium

  • Truman, Harry S. — (1884 1972)    34th vice president and 30th president of the United States. Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri. The “S” was added to his name to appease both paternal and maternal grandfathers, Anderson Shippe Truman and Solomon Young.… …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • Truman — People with the surname Truman= The surname Truman is usually English in origin. The name can be traced back to the Devon region of England. In some cases it might refer to the German form Trumann.:See Truman (surname), Harry Truman… …   Wikipedia

  • doctrine — doc|trine [ˈdɔktrın US ˈda:k ] n [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: Latin doctrina, from doctor; DOCTOR1] 1.) [U and C] a set of beliefs that form an important part of a religion or system of ideas ▪ traditional doctrines of divine power ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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