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The Truman Doctrine was the impetus for the change in United States foreign policy from isolationist to internationalists thus we were drawn into two wars of containment and into world affairs The Truman Doctrine led to a major change in US foreign policy from its inception - aid to Turkey and Greece - to its indirect influence in Korea and Vietnam The aftermath of World War II inspired the US to issue a proclamation that would stem Communist influence throughout the world However our zeal in that achievement sent our soldiers to die in Vietnam and Korea for a seemingly futile cause It must be the policy of the US to support free peoples This is no more than a frank recognitions that totalitarian regimes imposed on free peoples undermine the foundations of peace and security of the United States The Truman Doctrine would change the foreign policy of the United States and the world This policy would first go in aid to support the democratic regimes in Turkey and Greece These nations were being threatened by Soviet-supported rebels seeking to topple the government and install a Communist regime The Soviets were also making extreme territorial demands especially concerning the Dardanelles A direct influence of this Doctrine was of course the Marshall Plan The Marshall Plan was designed to give aid to any European country damaged during World War II It tremendously helped ravaged European nations such as Italy and France By helping them economically the Marshall Plan indirectly helped to stem growing Communist sentiment in these countriesThe process whereby the Truman Doctrine came to fruition was a long and arduous one After World War II
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