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Comprehension
4a Why is Marshall concerned about the situation in Europe?
4b Why does he feel the USA should help?
4c What is his attitude to European governments?

Analysis and Interpretation
4d Marshall says his policies are not directed against any government. Are there any phrases which suggest he is indirectly criticising Stalin or other Communists?
4e Choose two extracts from this speech which could be used by:
  • a supporter of the Marshall Plan
  • an opponent of the Marshall Plan
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    A speech by US Secretary of state George Marshall at Harvard University in June 1947 setting out the 'Marshall Plan'

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    A speech by US Secretary of state George Marshall at Harvard University in June 1947 setting out the 'Marshall Plan'