Marshall Plan

International Development aid program instituted after World War II, named for George Marshall (Us Army Chief Of Staff 1939-1945, Secretary Of State 1947-1949, Secretary Of Defense 1950-1951 - retired after Joseph Mc Carthy's accusations).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_Plan

Between 1948 and 1951, the United States contributed more than $13 billion dollars (nearly $100 billion at 2005 U.S. conversion rates) of economic and technical assistance toward the recovery of 16 European countries...

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/marshall/


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