America's Feeble Weapon: Funding the Marshall Plan in France by C. Esposito

By C. Esposito

Unlike past experiences of the Marshall Plan, this quantity concentrates now not on occasions in Washington, yet on these in France and Italy--the moment and 3rd greatest beneficiaries of the Plan. utilizing united states, French, and Italian resources, the writer analyzes the influence of the Plan on French and Italian fiscal coverage among 1948 and 1950. Taking neither a realist nor revisionist stance, the writer argues that vast American relief to Western Europe used to be a perceived political necessity--that American, French, and Italian governments shared with Truman the strategic-ideological target of Communist containment. but, now not all the philosophy embedded within the Plan can be carried out, and American ideology didn't, for this reason, have a decisive effect in reshaping postwar French or Italian monetary policies.

The book's creation discusses the pursuits of the Marshall Plan and the way postwar political conditions led France and Italy to distinctive monetary restoration paths that may usually conflict with American ambitions. the next seven chapters study how American officers sought to steer French and Italian fiscal regulations. Chapters 2, three, and four disguise the French case; chapters five, 6, and seven, the Italian. The concluding bankruptcy presents a right away comparability of the French and Italian reports and indicates implications for present historiographical debates.

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