The Marshall Plan

In the ideological battlefield of the recovery and reshaping of Europe, a plan was developed between the US and European Nations on 5 June 1947.

'Italy. With the help of Marshall Plan funds, a new product rolled out of the factory, the Vespa Piaggio plant at Pontedera near Pisa, Italy.' c. 1948-1955. US National Archives.
The Marshall Plan, so-called after its architect, US Secretary of State General George C. Marshall, confirmed the United States' new role as self-appointed guardian angel of the Western world, bringing the strongest and wealthiest nation to the economic rescue of a still war-ravaged Europe two years after the Allied defeat of Germany.

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