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The Marshall Plan
Transcript of The Marshall Plan
European Nations received more than $13 billion in aid from the United States.
The winter of 1946-1947 was the coldest winter, so it affected many attempts and efforts of recovery for Europe after World war 2.
The US also helped to improve technology and manufacturing techniques in a number of European countries.
Japan was not a part of the Marshall Plan, but did receive US economic aid through other programs.
In 1947 Secretary of state George C. Marshall, proposed the "Marshall Plan".
The U.S benefited from this plan, because the plan slowed down the spread of communism and it kept Europe free from Soviet influences. After World War 2 Europe was in ruins and there were many refugees in need of help. The U.S aided Europe with food and any supplies that were needed to help Europe recover. September 2, 1945 End of World War 2 June 5,1947 Secretary of State George C. Marshall called for a plan to help aid Europe recover after World War 2 destruction . July 12 ,1947 The Committee of European Economic Cooperation (CEEC), meet in Paris.
The Soviet Union declines to attend the meeting and then pressures Czechoslovakia, Poland,and Hungary to not attend the meeting.
Congress passes the Economic Cooperation Act that enables the Marshall Plan. President Truman signs the Marshall Plan the next day.
April 2, 1948 Transfer of funds from the United States to
Europe had totaled $13.3 billion. December 31, 1951 The Marshall Plan Timeline This label was placed on items provided by the Marshall Plan By the end of the Marshall Plan funding, European economies were much stronger then before and many lives had been saved. The Marshall Plan was a success.... all thanks to George C. Marshall. George Marshall was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 for his contribution to the Marshall Plan. George C. Marshall had an idea Citations: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_did_the_marshall_plan_do"What Did the Marshall Plan Do?" WikiAnswers. Answers, n.d. Web. 13 Jan.
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