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Harry Truman Doctrine in 1947....

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March 13, 1947

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, March 13, 1947. 
* President Harry Truman Doctrine 
* Greece and Turkey

The front page has a banner headline: "Truman Asks 400 Million To Battle Totalitarian Aggression In Balkans"

Early, same day 1st report on the Truman Doctrine. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 32 pages, a few small binding holes along spine, otherwise in good condition.
wikipedia notes: The Truman Doctrine was a proclamation by U.S. president Harry S. Truman on March 12, 1947. It stated that the U.S. would support Greece and Turkey with economic and military aid to prevent their falling into the Soviet sphere. The Doctrine shifted American foreign policy as regards the Soviet Union from Dtente to, as George F. Kennan phrased it, a policy of containment of Soviet expansion. Historians often use it to mark the starting date of the Cold War.

Category: The 20th Century

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