The Marshall Plan and oil

  title={The Marshall Plan and oil},
  author={David S. Painter},
  journal={Cold War History},
  pages={159 - 175}
The Marshall Plan was the most effective US foreign policy initiative in the post-war period and a turning point in the Cold War. This paper highlights a very important and commonly neglected aspect of the Marshall Plan – the influence of oil. Oil played a key role in the origins, operations, and impact of the Marshall Plan. Marshall Plan aid for oil preserved markets for US oil companies and shaped Western Europe's energy use patterns and its relations with the United States and the oil… 
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