ROLE OF THE SENATOR VANDENBERG’S RESOLUTION IN CREATION OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION
Airiyan Radmila Sergeevna Southern Federal University in Rostov-on-Don
Abstract. This article analyzes resolution number 239, which was proposed by the Senator Vandenberg and enabled the United States to participate in regional security organizations outside the Americas despite the "farewell speech" by George Washington and "Monroe Doctrine". The paper notes that the authority of Arthur Vandenberg, the Senator from the Republican Party, in many ways played a crucial role in the decision made by the US Senate. The conclusion is that without Vandenberg’s resolution Harry Truman and his administration would have had more difficulties with the issue of ratification of the Treaty on Establishment of the NATO by the Senate.
Key words and phrases: ðåçîëþöèÿ Âàíäåíáåðãà, ðåçîëþöèÿ ¹ 239, Ñåâåðîàòëàíòè÷åñêèé àëüÿíñ, "õîëîäíàÿ âîéíà", Êîíãðåññ ÑØÀ, Vandenberg’s resolution, resolution number 239, The North Atlantic Alliance, "Cold War", The USA Congress.
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