Some asked: could the U.S. afford to carry on a global crusade against communism?
Congress authorized approximately $400 million in aid to Turkey and Greece, who were both in danger of falling under communist rule
Represented a dramatic shift in U.S. __________________________ policy
“One way of life is based upon the will of the majority, and is distinguished by free institutions, free elections, and freedom from political oppression. The second way of life is based upon the will of a minority forcibly imposed upon the majority. It relies upon terror and oppression . . . fixed elections, and the suppression of personal freedoms. I believe it must be the policy of the United States to support free people resisting attempted subjugation [control] by armed minorities or by outside pressures.” – President Truman, 1947
U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall proposed that the U.S. give aid to any needy European country (there were many after WWII) to prevent economic disaster and __________________________ communism’s appeal to voters
Once the Communists seized power in Czechoslovakia in 1948, Congress approved the $17 billion program; would provide food, machinery, and other materials to __________________________ Europe