What does the illustration described below show about US policies during the Cold War?The illustration in which world communism is shown to be pointing arrows towards conutries such as Pakistan,...

What does the illustration described below show about US policies during the Cold War?

The illustration in which world communism is shown to be pointing arrows towards conutries such as Pakistan, Laos, Vietnam, Taiwan, Ans S.Korea represents a concern that prompted the American government to take actions in Asia based on the principles underlying

A. Helsinki Accords

B. Truman Doctorine

C. Marshall Plan

D. SALT talks

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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In order to answer this question, you first have to figure out what this illustration shows.  It sounds like it is saying that communism is threatening to take over the countries that you mention.  So then you need to figure out which of the answer choices has to do with preventing the spread of communism.  The best of the answers is B, though C would be a possibility as well.

The Helsinki Accords and the SALT talks both had to do with reducing tensions between the US and the Soviet Union and (in the case of the Helsinki Accords) their respective allies.  Neither of those has anything to do with preventing the spread of communism.

The Truman Doctrine is the best choice because it represented the idea that the US would help any country that was being threatened by communism.   The Marshall Plan was helpful in stopping communism, but it was mostly directed at rebuilding Europe after WWII.  Therefore, the Truman Doctrine is the best answer.

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