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What Is The Difference Between The Marshall Plan And The Truman Doctrine?

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The Marshall Plan was more economic, as it sought to give aid to all of Europe (although it was refused by Stalin for Eastern Europe). It simply wanted to promote economic reconstruction in European countries so that Europe could be back on its feet. This move showed America's desire to help out devastated nations and the rise of the US as a major world power.

The Truman Doctrine was more political. It imposed the policy of containment, which aimed to give economic and military aid to countries being threatened by Communism. It wanted to "contain" Communism so that it didn't spread. At that time, it was helping Turkey and Greece.
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The Truman Doctrine was devised by President Truman to provide short term relief for Greece and Poland. With a civil war in Greece being won by the Communists, it was believed that the domino theory would occur, which was that if Greece fell to Communism, so would Turkey and eventually all of Europe. The Truman Doctrine was short term aid to prevent the nations falling to Communism and stopping the Domino theory. $400 million dollars were given to Greece and Turkey to prevent them turning Communist

The Marshall Plan was a long term plan devised by US Secretary of state George Marshall to help all the countries of Europe by combining US resources with local resources of a country. 16 Countries met together to provide a list of things needed to help rebuild the shattered economies of the European nations. $14 Billion dollars was required to put the Marshall plan ahead, and this was granted, however the USSR saw this as Dollar Imperialism and set up Comecon and Comniform in response, which failed after a few years of service as they did not have the resources to control the economies and political systems of the Satellite states to full effect.

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Truman Doctrine promised economic and military aid to countries threatened by communism that year, turkey and greece

Marshal plan: Rebuilt the economies of war-ravaged western Europe to make them less susceptible to communist appeals against capitalism
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At a time when great cities lay in ruins and national economies were devastated, Marshall called on America to "do whatever it is able to do to assist in the return of normal economic health in the world, without which there can be no political stability and no assured peace."  But the Marshall Plan, as it came to be known, was not just an American program. It was a joint European-American venture, one in which American resources were complemented with local resources, one in which the participants worked cooperatively toward the common goals of freedom and prosperity.  The Truman Doctrine stated that the U.S. Would support Greece and Turkey economically and militarily to prevent their falling under Soviet control. It was the first in a succession of containment moves by the United States, followed by economic restoration of Western Europe through The Marshall Plan  In Truman's words, it became "the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures."  The doctrine also had consequences elsewhere in Europe. Governments in Western Europe with powerful Communist movements such as Italy and France were given a variety of assistance and encouraged to keep Communist groups out of government. In some respects, these moves were in response to moves made by the Soviet Union to purge opposition groups in Eastern Europe out of existence.                  
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Not only did the US want to stop communism in Europe, they also wanted in stopped virtually every where. Don't forget the two "hot wars" inside the cold war, Vietnam and Korean.

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