AHS  Vol.1 No.1 , December 2012
The Marshall Plan
Author(s) Jacob Magid*
ABSTRACT

This paper discusses the European Marshall Plan in three subsections: the impetus for its creation, its logistical implementation, and the results to both Europe as a whole and theUnited States. The consequences of the Marshall Plan are further broken down into three pieces: direct economic effects, indirect economic effects, and political effects. I argue that there is little evidence that direct economic effects account for the Marshall Plan’s success. Instead, the indirect economic effects, particularly in the implementation of liberal capitalistic policies, and the political effects, particularly the ideal of European integration and government-business partnerships, are the major reasons for Europe’s unsurpassed growth.


Cite this paper
Magid, J. (2012). The Marshall Plan. Advances in Historical Studies, 1, 1-7. doi: 10.4236/ahs.2012.11001.
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