M8A4 The Marshall Plan Answer Sheet - A8.4 The Marshall...

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A8.4: The Marshall Plan Assignment Directions: Read the excerpts of Marshall’s speech and then answer the following questions with a few sentences each, based on the text of the excerpts. Save your work and submit it to your course. 1. In the first paragraph, why does Marshall believe most Americans fail to understand the seriousness of the crisis in Europe? “that the problem is one of such enormous complexity…” “the people of this country are distant from the troubled areas of the earth and it is hard for them to comprehend the plight and consequent reactions of the longsuffering peoples” 2.In the second paragraph, why does he argue that aid must be “acure rather than mere palliative”?

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