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Marshall Plan

George C. Marshall, the Secretary of State, presented The Marshall Plan, also Known as the European Recovery Plan (ERP), at Harvard University on June 5, 1947. The main objective of the plan was to provide European countries substantial economic aid in order to prevent the collapse of their governments before the Soviets.

What was the Marshall Plan? Which countries did it help? Why it was so important for the United States? Did this plan build a strong economic base in Europe after World War II?

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When Second World War ended European countries desperately needed to rebuild their economies, some countries needed more help than others. Greece and Turkey were two examples. Greece was under the attack of communist guerrillas and a terrible civil war. Meanwhile, Russia was demanding territorial concessions from Turkey. Great Britain provided both Greece and Turkey with economic and military assistance, but in 1947, the British informed the United States that they could no longer offer this aid. Great Britain needed to focus on its economy. As a result, the United States decided that it was time to help Europe avoid further Soviet expansion.

George C. Marshall, the Secretary of State, presented The Marshall Plan, also known as the European Recovery Plan (ERP), at Harvard University on June 5, 1947. The main objective of the plan was to provide European countries substantial economic aid in order to prevent the collapse of their governments before the Soviets. As Dean Acheson, the ...

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This solution addresses the objectives and results of the Marshall Plan. What was the Marshall Plan? Which countries did it help? Why it was so important for the United States? Did this plan build a strong economic base in Europe after World War II? Was it effective?

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