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03/04/1948 Truman signs Marshall Plan

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Truman Signs Marshall Plan - 1948 | Today In History | 3 Apr 17

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The Marshall Plan: George Marshall Calls For Aid to Europe After WWII

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President Truman on Marshall Plan

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TRUMAN URGES ADOPTION OF MARSHALL PLAN

The Marshall Plan was an American initiative to aid Western Europe in order to help restart Western European economies after the end of WWII. It aimed to rebuild war-damaged regions, remove trade barriers, modernize industry, improve European prosperity, and prevent the spread of Communism.
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    • Essentials 

    • Development and deployment 

    • Wartime destruction 

    • Initial post-war events 

    • Soviet negotiations 

    • Marshall's speech 

    • Rejection by the Soviets 

    • Passage in Congress 

    • Negotiations 

    • Implementation 

    • Expenditures 

    • Loans and grants 

    • Funding for CIA fronts 

    • Effects and legacy 

    • Areas without the Plan 

    • Opinion 

    • Criticism 

    • In popular culture