The Truman Doctrine

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By 1946 which countries in Eastern Europe were communist?
Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and Albania
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Where had Russia taken direct control of by 1946?
The Baltic States
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When was Truman's speech and what was it's main argument?
1947 in a speech to congress, Us promising to help any country fight communism - the Truman Doctrine
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When did Czechoslovakia elect a communist government?
1948
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In February 1947, what was the situation in Greece?
Britain had been helping the monarchs in a civil war against the communists, however in Feb 1947 GB asked the US to take over backing monarchists as they could no longer afford it - US had to prevent communist expansion
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How much did Truman ask Congress for, for the Truman Doctrine?
$400 million.
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How did Truman convince Congress to grant him the money for the Truman Doctrine?
By playing up the communist threat of the Soviets
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Who did the Soviets believe were backing the communists in the Greece Civil War in 1947?
Russia - when actually it was Yugoslavia
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