Cold War: The Truman Doctrine and Marshall Aid Return to the case study menu
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Comprehension
3a Write your own summary of the situation in
  • Hungary
  • Greece
  • Germany.
    3b What is the total estimated need for relief?


  • Analysis and Interpretation
    3c Does this document suggest that the USA was extremely generous? Explain your answer.
    3d Critics of the USA called this relief 'Dollar Imperialism'. What do you think they meant?

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  • Has this source given you any ideas about awkward questions to ask the leaders?
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    Telegram from US State Department officials in Hungary, Greece and Germany to Washington on the need for economic aid, March 1947 (Project Whistlestop and National Archives and Records Administration)

    Telegram from US State Department officials in Hungary, Greece and Germany to Washington on the need for economic aid, March 1947