Harry Truman

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  • Truman 1945-1953
    • Democrat
    • Focused on containment
      • NK invasion of SK 1950 Truman sent troupes to drive NK back
      • 1950 sent troops to Taiwan to  protect from China
      • Criticised for loss of China 1949
      • Economic aid to communist insurgency, indonesia 1948
    • never committed troops to Vietnam
    • Left US deeply in the Korean war
    • Recognized Bao Dai as (French puppet) as the official ruler of SV.
    • paying 80% of french war costs
      • started in 1950

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