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what can be concluded about the United States and its implementation of the Marshall Plan?

what can be concluded about the United States and its implementation of the Marshall Plan?


A. The United States took a strong stance against the spread of communism.
B. The United States tried to create a balance between communism and democracy.

C. The United States had problems raising enough aid for the nations that needed it most.
D. The United States did not want to become overly involved with Europe after World War II.
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A. The United States took a strong stance against the spread of Communism.
 
The Marshall Plan was enacted following the end of World War II in an attempt to economically rebuild and support Europe (giving about $17 billion or today's worth of $160 billion). However it is important to note that not every country got the same amount. For example: Allied countries such as the UK and France received 25% and 18% each. The Soviet Union (communist) refused any aid because doing so would allow the US to interfere with their politics.
 
Knowing this, and the red scare, the Marshall plan aimed towards substiantial aid towards "non-communist countries to stop the spread of Soviet influence."