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  • Marshall Plan Success

    The Marshall Plan was the idea behind a speech made by U.S. Secretary of State, George C. Marshall that suggested that the United States assist Europe with their economic devastation; however, there was no actual “plan.” Once the plan was approved and became the European Recovery Program it lasted from April 1948 to December 1951. During that time there was approximately $12.5 billion dollars given to 12 European countries. The Marshall Plan did have its faults but overall was a success in assisting European economy to get back on its feet. The cost of World War II was immense among the European states. The United States had been sending aid to European states, even before the U.S. joined the war in December of 1941. In August of 1941 the…

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  • World War II: The Marshall Plan

    Following World War II, all of Europe was left in a clutter of disarray. Instead of watching Europe endure the hardships left from the war, the United States went to Europe’s aid. From 1947 to 1952, European nations experienced a time of massive growth. The Plan aimed to repair the economic and political damages from the war. The plan was a response to American concerns that communist parties were growing stronger across Europe and that the Soviets might intervene. The Marshall Plan also…

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  • Consequences Of The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan On June 5, 1947 Secretary of State George Marshall spoke at the Harvard graduation. The speech he gave would come to mark the turning point in American history. Marshall proposed a plan that would offer billions of American dollars to distraught European countries thereby establishing an unprecedented level of US peacetime involvement in European affairs. This plan to “save” Europe was called the Economic Relief Program (ERP) better known as the Marshall Plan. Many at the…

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  • Essay On Haiti Earthquake

    On January 12, 2010 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the country least prepared for it, the small poor island of Haiti. More than 230,000 people lost their lives due to the vigorous earthquake. The rest of the world was stunned when they heard of the devastation of the country. Once they saw the photos of the gruesome pain that the nation was going through, many countries, families, churches, and groups of people fled their cozy lifestyles in an effort to help out the many in desperate need of…

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  • Pros And Cons Of The Marshall Plan

    Following the World War II, the nations of Europe, whether they won or lost, were devastated and exhausted socially and economically. In addition, the United States and the Soviet Union emerged as the world’s top superpowers in contention with each other to prove whose ideology was superior. The fight between capitalism and communism escalated immediately following the war and each nation did all that they could do to gain the upper hand. On June 5, 1947, George Marshall gave a speech at the…

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  • Disadvantages Of Aid Essay

    According to Oxfam, ‘Food aid saves lives, but it crowds out other …initiatives that support communities’ strategies to prevent the next drought being a disaster.’ Oxfam believe that food aid causes people to forget about the problem at hand and not plan for the next disaster. Also, the spread of food aid mean the population of developing countries do not worry about their own crops as if their crops fail they always have the escape route of free food aid. Food aid, would therefore be seen as…

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  • The Second Red Scare, By Joseph Mccarthy

    1950, McCarthy revealed for the first time his list of Communists within the government. He also asserted that U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson was aware of the growing threat of communist spies, but was doing nothing to repress it (Rheeves). This single speech launched what would come to be known as the Second Red Scare. He illustrated his charges in several books, one of which is titled America’s Retreat from Victory. In this work, he claims that “the free world has been losing 100 million…

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  • What Is Foreign Aid?

    characteristic of foreign aid has been that most aid transfers have taken place on a government-to-government basis. This characteristic emphasises the political dimension of foreign aid. In reality, foreign aid had already been provided for the reconstruction of Europe after World War II and to an extent under colonial improvement schemes. It was the first government program (in the United States) namely the Marshall Plan in 1948 to help restore the devastated and destruction of the war in…

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  • Nicole Weppler Analysis

    Nicole 's mother was a Medieval History professor at the University of Paris and her father was a lawyer. She also has a brother who now lives in Paris and is a surgeon. Growing up, her parents spoke fluent Latin and they lived a very cosmopolitan lifestyle. In definition, they were familiar with and at ease in many different countries and cultures.6 Nicole recounts that her parents revived The Guardian Newspaper from Britain every week, and stayed up to date with the political and social news…

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  • Modernism And Climate Change

    global phenomenon. Modernism is often attached to the idea of “creative destruction”. The innovations in technology, factories and farms had contributed to the deterioration of the environment. According to Professor Wellman, modernities includes individualism, equality and freedom; progress through science and technology; industrialization and market economy; urbanization and growth of cities; democracy, public education, and bureaucracies (Prof. Wellman, Lecture 05/15). In many societies…

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