The United States Government replaces the British Government has the main backer of the Greek Government. In March 1947 President Harry S Truman addresses congress to announce large scale help in terms of money and weapons for both Greece and Turkey. Part of that speech that deals with Greece is used. American military advisors arrive in Greece, they find that Greek National in poor shape to face the Communist menace. In 1948 the United States government will offer further aid to Greece and other Western European countries as part of the Marshall Plan.