The rebuilding of Europe after WWII

Marshall Plan rehabilitated 17 Western and Southern European countries

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09/05/24 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE History

At the end of the Second World War, Europe lay in ruins. Germany especially was scarred and broken. Famine and economic turmoil threatened the continent. So, too, did the rise of communism. What the counties of Western and Southern Europe badly needed was emergency assistance in rebuilding their cities and revitalizing their economies. And creating stable conditions in which democratic institutions could survive was paramount. So, how were these seemingly insurmountable challenges addressed, and why is George C. Marshall credited with the idea that aided the recovery of 17 European nations?

Click through and find out how the Marshall Plan helped rebuild post-war Europe.

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