Which of the following is true of the Truman Doctrine? A. It amounted to an informal declaration of Cold War. B. It ended the policy of containment. End of exam C. It created the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. D. It established the Marshall Plan.
A. It clearly states that US will aid countries threatened by subjugation by armed minorities or outside pressures.As this meant Communist revolts and the Soviet Union respectively,the Truman Doctrine was saying that the US was going to halt Soviet (and thus Communist) expansion wherever it could. It was thus an iformal declaration of a Cold War against the Soviet Union. C is definitely wrong - the Marshall Plan was just one aspect of the Truman Doctrine in action,and came later. -yahoo answers