|• Codebreaking, April—June 2015
• Weapons of War, July—September 2015
• Taking Care of the Troops, October—December 2015
• All Who Want to Serve, January-April 2016
• Speed and Fury, May-August 2016
• Let’s Get A Move On, September-December 2016
• The World Wars, January-December 2017
• Europe’s Unlikely Recovery, January-June 2018
• Friends in High Places, July-December 2018
• Winter’s Coming, Coming in 2019
• The Man for All Seasons, Coming in 2019
Today, the Marshall Plan is frequently invoked by people desperate to find solutions to significant problems ranging from the refugee crisis in Syria to poverty in America’s cities. While the Marshall Plan is generally mentioned in these situations because of its unparalleled success in assisting people in need, not many people understand what the Marshall Plan was and the factors that contributed to its successful implementation.
This next sequence of the Marshall Legacy Series, Europe’s Unlikely Recovery, will explore how the idea for the Marshall Plan developed as an alternative after World War II to the harsh terms included in the peace treaty following World War I, how the Marshall Plan evolved from an idea that Marshall proposed in a speech into a fully functioning recovery program, and how Marshall played an important role in ensuring the plan bearing his name was successful.