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Cold War Essay
Amber Googins

“Please do not make any concessions.” Thusenelda Martin of the American Legion Auxiliary wrote a letter on November 6, 1961 to John F. Kennedy, the President of the United States during the time of the Cold War. Many people were worried that the United States was going to oppose threats to other countries like Berlin. This is why Franklin D. Joseph, Winston Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin attended the Yalta Conference to discuss the re-establishment of the nations of war-torn Europe. During the Yalta Conference the declaration of liberated Europe, which allows people to choose their form of government, was made. They broke Germany into four zones, each part controlled by Britain, United States, Soviet Union, and France. Also they insisted on making Germany pay back any war damage that had been caused. Soon after, the Soviet Union pressed the king of Romania into appointing a communist government and was accused by Roosevelt of violating the declaration of liberation. During this time a company by the name of Poor Richard’s Bumper Emblems sent out mail to Urbana, Illinois. The letter was an order form that had a list of bumper stickers that consisted of propaganda statements. This company knew they could make money off of people who were liberalists or socialists. At this time the Soviet Union was trying to turn countries to communism. That is why the Truman Doctrine, a policy of the United States to assist other countries economically to ensure peaceful developments of nations to prevent economic and military fall was made by Harry S. Truman. This rebuilt Greek and Turkey’s government after tragic conditions. The Truman Doctrine helped during the Cold War because it brought new countries to the NATO alliance. Another document that was created during the Cold War was the Marshall Plan. The Marshall Plan, a large-scale economic program, broke the vicious circle and restored the confidence of the European people in the economic...
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