Sandy CashMailbox 108One of Truman’s reasons why the Congress should provide aid to Greece and Turkey,was there is no othe...
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World civ 4.13.12

  1. 1. Sandy CashMailbox 108One of Truman’s reasons why the Congress should provide aid to Greece and Turkey,was there is no other country that can help them. Second, the Communists threaten thevery existence of the democratic Greek state. Third, this would ensure the peacefuldevelopment of the nations, by not allowing it to be oppressed by totalitarian. Lastly, ifwe do not help them, we may endanger the peace of the world – and by that, we willendanger the welfare of the U.S.The U.S. foreign policy goals were first, to provide $400,000,000 for Greece and Turkeyfor the period ending June 1948. Second, that $350,000,000 of this money would be usedto help Greece to prevent starvation and suffering in countries distressed by the war.Third, the rest of the $400,000,000 would help Turkey in effectively modernizing thenecessities to maintain its national integrity. Lastly, the foreign policy goal was toauthorize the detail of American civilian and military workers to Greece and Turkey, ifthey want them to help with reconstruction.Truman says that the world must now choose from one way of life that is based upon thewill of the majority, or one way of life, that is based upon the will of a minority forciblyimposed upon the majority. Free institutions, representative government, free elections,and guarantees of individual liberty, freedom of speech and religion, and freedom frompolitical oppression distinguish the majority. Where, the minority that is forcibly imposedupon the majority relied upon terror and oppression, a controlled press and radio, fixedelections, and the suppression of personal freedom. These were the arguments thatTruman presented to the Congress.

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