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The Marshall Plan aided The Marshall Plan aided Western Europe. Western Europe. Greece and Turkey not the only Greece and Turkey not the only countries who needed aid from countries who needed aid from U.S. U.S. World War II left many countries in World War II left many countries in ruins. ruins. Secretary of State, George Marshall Secretary of State, George Marshall argued that the argued that the U.S. U.S. needed to do needed to do something fast. something fast.

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The Marshall Plan aided Western Europe. Greece and Turkey not the only countries who needed aid from U.S. World War II left many countries in ruins. Secretary of State, George Marshall argued that the U.S. needed to do something fast. The Marshall Plan aided Western Europe. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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The Marshall Plan aided Western The Marshall Plan aided Western Europe. Europe.

– Greece and Turkey not the only Greece and Turkey not the only countries who needed aid from countries who needed aid from U.S.U.S.• World War II left many countries in World War II left many countries in

ruins.ruins.• Secretary of State, George Marshall Secretary of State, George Marshall

argued that the argued that the U.S.U.S. needed to do needed to do something fast.something fast.

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The Marshall Plan aided Western The Marshall Plan aided Western Europe.Europe.

• Marshall presented a plan to offer extensive Marshall presented a plan to offer extensive economic aid to all nations of Europe in June economic aid to all nations of Europe in June 1947. (1947. (Speech) ) – 16 16 W. EuropeanW. European countries received almost $13 Billion countries received almost $13 Billion

in economic aid.in economic aid.– E. EuropeE. Europe including the including the U.S.S.R.U.S.S.R. invited to participate. invited to participate.

• Only Yugoslavia accepted.Only Yugoslavia accepted.

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The Marshall Plan aided Western The Marshall Plan aided Western Europe.Europe.• Marshall Plan proved to be a Marshall Plan proved to be a

great success.great success.– Within 4 years, countries receiving Within 4 years, countries receiving

aid saw a 41% higher industrial aid saw a 41% higher industrial production than on the eve of WWII.production than on the eve of WWII.

– Countries were stabilized and Countries were stabilized and exports were rising rapidly.exports were rising rapidly.

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The Marshall Plan aided The Marshall Plan aided Western Europe.Western Europe.

• U.S. U.S. benefited.benefited.– U.S.U.S. govt. bought foods and goods govt. bought foods and goods

from farms to be sent to Europe.from farms to be sent to Europe.• U.S.U.S. farms and factories raised farms and factories raised

production to record levels.production to record levels.

– U.S.U.S. economy continued its wartime economy continued its wartime boom without faltering.boom without faltering.

– W. EuropeansW. Europeans became great became great consumers of consumers of AmericanAmerican exports. exports.

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• What is the What is the message that the message that the artist is trying to artist is trying to send?send?

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End of Notes Review End of Notes Review GameGame

• What was the name of the Secretary of What was the name of the Secretary of State in 1945?State in 1945?

• What was the reason that Marshall cited as What was the reason that Marshall cited as the reason why all of Europe needed aid the reason why all of Europe needed aid and not just Turkey and Greece?and not just Turkey and Greece?

• How many countries received aid? How How many countries received aid? How much total was given out by the much total was given out by the United United StatesStates??

• What was the only What was the only Eastern EuropeanEastern European country to receive aid?country to receive aid?

• Was the Marshall Plan successful? What Was the Marshall Plan successful? What statistics can you cite?statistics can you cite?

• Why would you say that the Why would you say that the United StatesUnited States benefited from giving out aid?benefited from giving out aid?

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• Speech by George C. Marshall at Speech by George C. Marshall at Harvard University, June 15, 1947 Harvard University, June 15, 1947 Speech by George C. Marshall at Speech by George C. Marshall at Harvard University, June 15, 1947 Harvard University, June 15, 1947