First expressed in 1947 by US President Truman in a speech to Congress seeking aid for Greece and Turkey, the doctrine was seen by the communists as an open declaration of the Cold War. If you need to study this doctrine, take this quiz to see how much you really know.
Spread of communism
President’s political opposition
Eliminate unfriendly governments geographically close to the United States
Cultivate good relations with Latin American nations
Stop the drug trade
End the Cold War
United States refusal to send economic aid to European nations
Soviet domination of Eastern Europe
Competition between the superpowers to explore outer space
Continuation of the pre-World War II balance of power
Carry out the United States policy of preventing the spread of communism
Insure the survival of the newly independent nations of Africa and Asia
Limit the proliferation of nuclear weapons
Provide medical aid to Latin American nations
Stopped foreign-aid programs
Sponsored disarmament treaties
Organized global systems of alliances
Recognized revolutionary governments
Controlling Nazism in Europe
Establishing friendly relations between the United States and the Soviet Union
Spreading democracy to developing nations
Limiting Soviet expansion
The United States had suffered many severe military losses.
Congress refused to appropriate any more money to support the war.
President Truman believed that General MacArthur’s conduct threatened the concept of civilian control over the military
General MacArthur disobeyed President Truman by deciding to stop fighting the war.
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