Harry S. Truman Speech to Congress

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On the back of serious communist uprisings in the nations of Greece and Turkey President Truman faced an important decision. How would the United States respond in the face of pressure from the USSR supported spread of communism. In his speech to congress Truman lays out the imperative for intervening in the Greek Civil war and preventing the spread of communism. Defending Greece against communism through funding anti-communist groups was a direct attempt to defend the positive outcome of the Marshall Plan.