Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan

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The pressure for US government to adopt a more hardline approach came following the two what?
Long Telegram, Iron Curtain
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Further evidence of Soviet expansionism was shown where/when?
Greece, 1947
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Explain what happened in Greece:
From 1944 there had been a civil war between the monarchists and communists
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After the defeat of Nazi Germany, the British had helped what?
Restore Greek Royal Government
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However, by 19__,the draining impact of what was being felt with Britain oweing how much?
1947, WW2, £3,000mil
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The British admitted to the USA when that they could no longer hold troops in Greece
February 1947
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Why was this viewed as a problem?
Because it would allow communists to take advantage of the defenseless country
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Truman issued a speech, when? It said: "it must be the policy of the United States to support [who] resisting [what] from [what]
March 1947,peoples,subjugation, outside pressures
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The Truman Doctrine meant that wherever communist forces were attempting to what, the USA would?
Overthrow a democracy, take action
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To Stalin this was evident of?
American imperialism
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In the [what] of 1947, [who] Marshall visited western Europe and was shocked by the what and economic what?
Spring, George, devastation, suffering
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Marshall recognised that economic what was required thus launching the Marshall Plan which commited what to Europe?
Assistance, large sums
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This would also help America, how?
Europe is one of their largest markets for goods so it would save the American economy
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America saw poverty as a what for communism?
Breeding ground
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The condition attached to the Marshall Plan was that the country they were helping couldn't be...?
Communist
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In response to this, Stalin set up the what/when?
Cominform, October 1947
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The Cominform would organise what?
The communist parties in Europe
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The again when Stalin set up the?
January 1949, Comecon
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The Comecon was an organisation that would coordinate the e_____ of communist countries and they would all?
Economies, share
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