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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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Eventually the Dutch bowed to mounting international pressure (the U.S. government, already concerned with the spread of communism under the banner of anticolonialism, threatened the Netherlands with a cutoff of Marshall Plan funds) and recognized Indonesia’s sovereignty.
After World War II, for example, when we alone had the atomic bomb, we didn’t use it for conquest or domination; instead, with the Marshall Plan and General Mac-Arthur’s democratic stewardship of Japan, we generously rebuilt the economies of our former enemies.
On April 17, 2002, President Bush made a speech at the Virginia Military Institute, where General George C. Marshall had studied a century earlier, and seemed to promise some kind of Marshall Plan to Afghanistan.