Monday, April 24, 2017

Month 9 Week 1

The Marshall Plan.....

14 comments:

  1. The Marshall plan was an American initiative to help Western Europe rebuild after World War II. I think this was a good idea because a lot of Western European countries are some of our strongest allies.

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  2. I think that the Marshall plan was a good idea because it helped us build stronger relations with European allies.

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  3. THe Marshall plan was a wonderful idea that helped the US-European relations

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  4. The Marshall Plan was an economic program proposed by U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall that offered food, machinery, and other forms of aid to the nations of Europe after WWII. I stand by the belief that the Marshall Plan was a morally justified idea, as well as an eventual success. After the 20th Century's second international conflict, Europe was left ravaged. Warfare reduced the continent's cities to debris, with civilians living in half-destroyed apartments with no access to electricity or water. Food was a sickeningly scarce commodity and hunger followed the city-dwellers wherever they went. As pricey as the endeavor was for the U.S., the Marshall Plan was a clearly logical proposal. From a merely moral standpoint, the nation couldn't afford to leave its wartime allies in the dust. From a strategic point-of-view, as brought up by Anthony, coming to our fellow non-Communist nations' rescue did help bolster our alliances for the coming storm of the Cold War.

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  5. George Marshall, the US Secretary of State, proposed that America gave aide to any European country that needed it. This assistance program was called the Marshall Plan. The Marshall Plan would provide food, machines and other materials. I believe this was a good idea because it helped strengthen relations between the US and Europe.

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  6. The Marshall Plan was a good idea because it helped ally the US with European countries after the war.

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  7. I believe that the Marshall Plan was needed in order to prevent future wars of that magnitude. One of the main reasons that World War 2 happened was because the Allied forces did not rebuild the areas that were destroyed by World War 1. If you destroy an area by participating in a war there, you should assist in rebuilding that area.

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  8. Jessica Wills-PliskoApril 27, 2017 at 12:17 PM

    The Marshall Plan was an economic program that offered food, machinery, and other forms of aid to the nations of Europe after WWII. The political cartoon presents two important questions: “Can we afford to help Europe?” and “Can we not afford to help Europe?” I believe that the Marshall Plan was the humane thing to do and it allowed the US to increase trade.

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  9. The Marshall Plan was a european recovery program where America helped re-build Western Europe after WWII. America gave about 13 billion to Europe in support, aid, and care. America benefited from the Marshall plan as well. America benefited with Soviet containment, profit for American companies, encouragement of free trade, and propaganda value.

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  10. The Marshall Plan was an assistance program that U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall proposed in June 1947, stating that America should give aid – in the form of food, machines, and other materials – to any European country that needed it. As for the two questions displayed in the political cartoon – “Can we afford to help Europe?” and “Can we afford not to help Europe?” –, I think that there definitely was a huge decision woven into this plan. Nevertheless, I do think that the United States’ Congress made the right choice in approving it. Not only did we strengthen our economic ties and trust with these European nations, but we also built up our store of allies for the imminent conflict(s) at hand with the Soviet Union and the Communists. On that note, with the Marshall Plan, we also helped to purge communism from and secure democracy in the countries of our allies.

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  11. “Can we afford to help Europe?” and “Can we not afford to help Europe?” I think we can afford to help Europe because in the end we would get money out of it. If we help them now then in the long run they will help us.

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  12. I believe the United States has the power and money to help Europe. In the past couple of years, the economy has been better than before, we have low gas prices, and an average housing cost. I feel because of these changes, the US can afford helping Europe.

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  14. The Marshall Plan sought to use U.S aid, such as food, machines, and other materials, to help European countries that needed it. Additionally, President Truman wanted to assist in rebuilding Europe so the nations could become strong enough to resist communist expansion. However, could America afford to finance this program especially after the war just ended? Well, the answer is yes. In fact, postwar U.S experienced phenomenal economic growth

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