What were the factors that led to the success of the Marshall Plan What were the factories that led to the success of the Marshall Plan? Could such massive economic aid work equally well in other places and other times?

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I think that we should not forget that the Marshall Plan succeeded in part because the Western Europeans were scared of the Soviet Union.  They had no desire to become part of the communist bloc.  Because of that, our attempts to use economic aid to win them over worked much better than it seems to in places like Pakistan or Afghanistan where people are much less inclined to like us.

One of the factors that contributed to the success of the Marshall Plan was that economic recovery was already occurring in Europe, and the massive influx of funds sped it up considerably. Another factor was the fact that, unlike US...

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