1a Look at the first paragraph. According to Truman, what actions have been taking place which the USA is unhappy about? Who is he criticising here?
1b Look at paragraphs 2-4. What is the choice facing the people of the world?
1c Put Truman's policies into your own words.
1d From your knowledge of the events of the time, do you agree with Truman's analysis of the situation?
1e Truman's speech was well received in the USA. Does this surprise you?
1f Stalin was very critical of Truman's speech. He said that the USA giving massive aid to Greece and Turkey meant the USA would demand military bases and have huge influence over the running of these countries. This was exactly the same as the USSR controlling Eastern Europe. Do you think he had a good case or do you think Stalin would have criticised Truman whatever he said?
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