This Day in History
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On a day like today in the 1950’s…

Alone among the great powers that fought World War II, the United States emerged from that war with her industrial empire intact and her economy stronger than ever before in her history. She had escaped the ravages of invasion, which had cost the Soviet Union 25 million lives, and of mass bombing attacks that had destroyed most of the railroads, bridges, dams, and power plants and devastated most of the great cities of Europe. Inevitably, it was to the New World that a stricken Europe turned, in despair and in hope, to “step forth, once again, to the rescue and liberation of the Old.” America’s response was the Marshall Plan, which Winston Churchill called the “most unsordid act in history”: a program that poured billions of dollars and mountains of food and machinery into her former Allies and - under a different authority - extended the same aid to rebuild Germany and Japan.





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