Harry S. Truman: Truman Doctrine

(1947)

Glossary

  • beset to trouble persistently or to harass
  • coercion force
  • condones approves
  • corroborate support with evidence
  • defects problems
  • liquidating terminating
  • modernization acceptance of current ideas; in economic terms, the movement from an agricultural to an industrial economy and the growth of a middle class
  • national integrity freedom from outside interference
  • static unchanging
  • status quo the existing condition or state of affairs
  • subterfuges deceptive strategies or approaches
  • totalitarian regimes forms of government in which one person or party exercises absolute control over all spheres of human life; often used to refer to Communist or Fascist dictatorships
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