The Eisenhower Doctrine
- 1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower elected as US president replacing Harry Truman
- Richard Nixon his Vice-President promised to end Korean War
- Began doctrine of containment around the world
- OAS (Latin America)
- ANZUS (New Zealand and Australia)
- SEATO (Southeast Asia)
- CENTO (Middle East)
Summary: When Eisenhower replaced Truman as president in 1962, he began a doctrine of containment around the world, intending to prevent the spread of communism. Eisenhower also promised to end the Korean War. In order to limit the effects of nationalism, establish a free trade bloc, and establish a common front against communism, the EEC was created.
Quote: If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
Subjunctive question: Did the Eisenhower Doctrine really help stop communism from spreading worldwide? Or did it just stall it?