Eastern European states under the control of the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Used as a buffer.
A political barrier that isolated the peoples of Eastern Europe after WWII, restricting their ability to travel outside the region
President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology.
The policy of trying to prevent the spread of Soviet (communist) influence beyond where it already existed
George F. Kennan
Notable US diplomat who was a strong advocator of the Containment policy; U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Union
USA helped rebuild Europe by giving them money. This would increase foreign trade and prevent communism.
Organization of European Economic Cooperation
Created due to the close cooperation required the Marshall Plan. It also led to the Council of Europe, which was hoped would evolve into a free European parliament. It did not succeed.
Economic Cooperation Administration
Congress approved the establishment of this agency that would administer the Marshall Plan.
Committee for European Economic Cooperation
originated in 1948 as the Organization of European Economic Cooperation (OEEC), led by Robert Marjolin of France, to help administer the Marshall Plan for the reconstruction of Europe after World War II.