Marshall Plan

As a part of Truman’s containment policies, the Marshall Plan was a more constructive portion of it, rebuilding European nations after the second World War.

The Marshall Plan was proposed by Secretary of State George Marshall in 1948 and he invited all of Europe to take part in the conference. Most nations attended, however Czechoslovakia was forbidden to attend by the USSR.

The Marshall Plan was supported by a number of people because they believed that the USSR would take advantage of the war-torn Europe and begin to plant the seeds of communism that would eventually become a big sturdy red tree.

The Marshall Plan itself was a plan that required US monetary assistance to rebuild Europe’s infrastructure, economy, and nations. The plan would cost about $12.5 billion of US dollars and would go to 16 discreet nations. Not only would the pln rebuild these nations, but it would also make it so that these nations would begin to exceed their pre-war outputs. As a result of the stunning success of the Marshall Plan, America would forge its greatest enemies (such as Germany and Japan) into our greatest allies. It would also cause communism to lose ground in nations like Italy and Greece.

The Marshall Plan, overall, is one of the greater success of American History I think is something we should consider when we talk about all these nations that we bomb on a daily basis, such as Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia.


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  1. Lembro do plano Marchal, marcou o inicio dos anos 60 no Brasil. Chegarmos a receber leite em pó e óleo de soja em nossa casa. Foi uma ajuda importante, mas não chegava a todos que precisavam. As embalagens eram branca com a inscrição ‘Uniåo para o Progresso’ e letras em azul e vermelho.

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    1. Very interesting. I don’t know much of Brazilian history but that just made me a bit more interested in learning more about it, especially in the decades following the second world war. Perhaps I’ll write a piece on some Braziliam history in the future.


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