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Truman Doctrine


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The principle that the US should give support to countries or peoples threatened by Soviet forces or Communist insurrection. First expressed in 1947 by US President Harry S. Truman (1884–1972), the doctrine was seen by the Communists as an open declaration of the cold war.

Subjects: History — Social Sciences.


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