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The Marshall Plan

 

I’m back and ready to jump back in on our timeline.  Today we’re talking about the Marshall Plan, an ambitious program of loans, grants and technical assistance to war-torn Europe in order to jump start their economy.   The United States was looking to bolster overseas markets for American goods and most importantly, keep the Reds out of the rest of Europe.  If we could help foster stability through economic stimulus, communism wouldn’t find the right conditions to grow.

I’ve got a bit of a sore throat/cold in this episode, so please bear with me!  I put the episode off a day or so and didn’t want to wait any longer and let it get away from me.

 

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