Mapping Modernity

2. Map Review

23 October 2023

Marshall Plan as  the start of Cold War

Between 1948 and 1952, the United States allocated $13 billion (equivalent to over €150 billion today) to provide Europe with food supplies, industrial aid, and infrastructure development. This massive investment played a pivotal role in revitalising the European economy, effectively pulling it out of a state of severe stagnation.

The importance of this effort extended beyond the economic; its political implications were equally profound. The support effectively cemented an unbreakable bond between Western Europe and the United States, underscoring a strong but asymmetrical alliance.

Bureau of Current Affairs, Map Review - Marshall Aid on the Way, London 1948. Coll. S/T W.1p.46. 76.5 x 102 cm.