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Today In History- March 12

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Harry Truman addresses issue of global communism.

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In one of the most signficant events in the spread of the Cold War, on Mar. 12, 1947, President Truman gave his famed Truman Doctrine speech.  The policy dramatically shifted American foreign policy in regards to the Soviet Union from détente to to containment of soviet expansion.  This eventually heightened tensions between the two superpowers.
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 12 Mar 1947


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Created: January 18, 2008 · Modified: July 19, 2011


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