Conditions for American Aid

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Compliance with Marshall Conditions at Paris

The First Step to meet American conditions for extension of further aid to Europe was taken by the 16 nations which met at Paris, July 12–September 22, 1947, and drew up the new European Recovery Program for submission to the United States. This step was a direct response to the declaration of Secretary of State Marshall at Harvard University, June 5, that before the United States could proceed much further with foreign aid, “there must be some agreement among the countries of Europe as to the requirements of the situation and the part those countries themselves will take in order to give proper effect to whatever action might be undertaken by this government.”

Since VE-Day the American response to European ...

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