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European Recovery Program


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a United States program of economic aid for the reconstruction of Europe (1948-1952); named after George Marshall


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  • The plan, officially called the European Recovery Program, was a 1947-1951 program devised by the US for reconstruction and establishing strong economies in Europe following two devastating world wars.

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  • The "Marshall Plan" actually, the European Recovery Program was a tribute to George C. Marshall.

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  • Germany Close Up is a program administered by the New Synagogue of Berlin and supported by a grant from the European Recovery Program of the German Federal Ministry.

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  • Of course the European Recovery Program was intended also to provide a solid capitalist foundation for the economies of western Europe, then being threatened and harassed by local communist parties, the Comintern, and outright belligerence by the Soviet Union.

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  • The European Recovery Program, better known as the Marshall Plan of 1948, had among its purposes the promotion and preservation of democracy through the provision of billions of dollars in economic and military aid to several European nations defeated in World War II.

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  • Announced 50 years ago next week, the European Recovery Program, better known as the Marshall Plan, was an extraordinary act of strategic generosity.

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  • Those in Paris running the European Recovery Program did not worry much about the physical availability of oil.

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  • In addition, the European Recovery Program, or the Marshall Plan, as it was soon known, became a central element in the containment of Soviet power.

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  • IN JUNE 1947, IN A COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS at Harvard, Secretary of State George Marshall announced the plan that would come to bear his name, and Truman signed it into law the following spring as the European Recovery Program.

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  • The subscribers to the European Recovery Program met at Paris and set up the permanent Organization for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC).

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