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1947 Truman Doctrine (March) Marshall Plan (June).
1948 Communist regime established in Czechoslovakia (Feb) Berlin blockade begins (June).



US relationship
with Europe
after WWII:
Truman was
under pressure to
adopt a more
hardline
approach
towards
communism
following
Kennan's
Telegram and
Churchill's `Iron
Curtain' speech
and the threat of
communist
takeover…

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1947 Truman Doctrine (March) Marshall Plan (June).
1948 Communist regime established in Czechoslovakia (Feb) Berlin blockade begins (June).

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1947 Truman Doctrine (March) Marshall Plan (June).
1948 Communist regime established in Czechoslovakia (Feb) Berlin blockade begins (June).

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1947 Truman Doctrine (March) Marshall Plan (June).
1948 Communist regime established in Czechoslovakia (Feb) Berlin blockade begins (June).

relations but a
state of mind.'
The Marshall
Plan (second
step towards
containment):
five year plan
(European
Economic
Recovery Play
(ERP)), providing
about $13 billion
to 16 European
countries in
Europe: US…

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1947 Truman Doctrine (March) Marshall Plan (June).
1948 Communist regime established in Czechoslovakia (Feb) Berlin blockade begins (June).

Czechoslovaki
a: this would
have resulted
in these states
committing
themselves to
a restoration
of market
economies
(prices of
goods/service
s set by
forces of
supply/deman
d, minimal
interference of
state) ­…

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