Title

The Truman Doctrine in Greece

Publication Year

1969

Keywords

Truman Doctrine, Greece, Cold War, international relations, Greek civil war, American foreign policy

Disciplines

Diplomatic History | Eastern European Studies | European History | International Relations | Political History | Political Science

Abstract

There was a civil war in Greece in 1947--not an unusual occurrence in Greek history, but one that drew the attention of the Western Alliance to Greece. The government in Athens had been supported by the British until they could no longer fulfill their commitment. The United States then took on the responsibility of aiding the Greek government. The National Liberation Front, or the EAM as it is known in Greece, was supported by the Communist countries on its northern frontier--Albania, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia, and indirectly by the Soviet Union.

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