International Relations 1/2

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  • US reaction to Soviet expansion
    • Truman believed that the spread of communism had to be stopped. This was his policy of 'containment'
    • The Truman Doctrine (1947) offered help to all countries at risk from communist takeover
    • The Marshall Plan (1947) gave US financial aid to rebuild the war-torn economies of Western Europe
    • When Stalin lifted the blockade in 1949, the western zones of Germany were united to form the German Federal Republic
    • When Stalin blockaded Berlin in 1948, the Western Allies carried out an 11-month airlift of supplies
    • As a military alliance against Soviet expansion, the Western countries formed NATO in 1949
  • The Marshall Plan (1947) gave US financial aid to rebuild the war-torn economies of Western Europe

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