Cold-War Economics: The Use of Marshall Plan Counterpart Funds in Germany, 1948–1960

  title={Cold-War Economics: The Use of Marshall Plan Counterpart Funds in Germany, 1948–1960},
  author={Armin Gr{\"u}nbacher},
  journal={Central European History},
  pages={697 - 716}
  • A. Grünbacher
  • Published 1 December 2012
  • Political Science
  • Central European History
The originally propagated view that the Marshall Plan was an altruistic endeavor through which the U.S. saved Europe from collapse and starvation has long been dismissed and replaced with a more realistic approach to international affairs. Whereas Realpolitik and the perception of the evermore menacing Cold War made it inevitable that Marshall Plan aid and its counterpart funds would become a weapon in the ideological conflict of the two political ideologies, the overwhelming body of literature… 
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