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


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  • By all accounts the Marshall Plan was a huge success, bringing European economies back online and multiplying their growth beyond even the wildest expectations of President Truman, the Congress, or Marshall.

    The End of the Marshall Plan

  • I agree that Lend Lease was a good thing for Britain (though a bargain extracted on eye-wateringly punitive terms from a British perspective) and that the Marshall Plan was a noble, if also necessary and self-interested project.

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  • NATO and the Marshall Plan were the twin pillars upon which today's Europe were built.

    Dream On, America

  • The Marshall Plan was a huge success, but more recent history is not in your favour here.


  • Had they suggested some kind of new Marshall Plan, they would have been laughed out of the Capitol.

    The Return

  • The Marshall Plan also arose out of this same utopian vision.

    Michael Likosky: Geithner and the Post-WWII Utopian Vision

  • Mr. Demotte highlighted the 20% growth in exports from Wallonia over the first nine months of 2010, and said the second Belgian Marshall Plan aims to create as many jobs as the first.

    Belgium Beats Iraq for Longest Time Without Government

  • Mr. Hannan does not specifically mention the influence of the American defense umbrella and the economic advantage of the Marshall Plan in his comments on the post World War II development of the European socio/political psyche.

    European Commission Doesn't Rule the EU on Its Own

  • Most, such as Ed Cray's excellent "General of the Army" (1991), focus on Marshall's wartime accomplishments or his postwar résumé (secretary of state, defense secretary, head of the Red Cross, promoter of the Marshall Plan, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize).

    Casting the Plan For Victory

  • The United States in 1947 began to implement a policy of containing Soviet expansion, first through the Truman Doctrine, which provided economic aid to Greece and Turkey, and then through the Marshall Plan, a major foreign aid program designed to rebuild Western Europe economically and stabilize it politically.

    Between War and Peace


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