Der Marshallplan sollte die enorme wirtschaftliche Not nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg lindern. Das Dossier informiert über Entstehung, Entwicklung und. Er ist als wichtiger Schritt zum Wiederaufbau nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg in das kollektive Gedächtnis der Westdeutschen eingegangen: der „Marshall-Plan“. Der Marshallplan, offiziell European Recovery Program (ERP), war ein historisch bedeutendes Wirtschaftsförderungsprogramm der USA für den Wiederaufbau.
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Der Wind Und Der Wein eine Prosiebene Theaterveranstaltung oder ein Besuch in einer Galerie kann eine wunderbare Basis dafr sein, um neu auf der Erde anfangen Marshal Plan knnen! - Winter 1946/1947November veröffentlicht im Gesetzblatt der Verwaltung des Vereinigten Wirtschaftsgebietes. Initially announced in , the Marshall Plan was a U.S.-sponsored economic-aid program to help Western European countries recover following World War II. Officially named the European Recovery Program (ERP), it soon became known as the Marshall Plan for its creator, Secretary of State George C. Marshall. Marshall Plan, Marshall Plan, In the immediate post-World War II period, Europe remained ravaged by war and thus susceptible to exploitation by an internal and external Communist threat. In a June 5, , speech to the graduating class at Harvard University, Secretary of State George C. Marshall issued a call for a comprehensive program to rebuild Europe. The Marshall Plan, also known as the European Recovery Program, was a U.S. program providing aid to Western Europe following the devastation of World War II. Marshall Plan; Long title: An act to promote world peace and the general welfare, national interest, and foreign policy of the United States through economic, financial, and other measures necessary to the maintenance of conditions abroad in which free institutions can survive and consistent with the maintenance of the strength and stability of the United States. The Marshall Plan was a massive program of aid from the United States to sixteen western and southern European countries, aimed at helping economic renewal and strengthening democracy after the devastation of World War II. It was started in and was officially known as the European Recovery Program, or ERP, but is more commonly known as the Marshall Plan, after the man who announced it, US Secretary of State George C. Marshall.
He accused the United States of attempting to impose its will on other independent states, while at the same time using economic resources distributed as relief to needy nations as an instrument of political pressure.
Although all other Communist European Countries had deferred to Stalin and rejected the aid, the Yugoslavs, led by Josip Broz Tito , at first went along and rejected the Marshall Plan.
However, in Tito broke decisively with Stalin on other issues, making Yugoslavia an independent communist state.
Yugoslavia requested American aid. American leaders were internally divided, but finally agreed and began sending money on a small scale in , and on a much larger scale in — The American aid was not part of the Marshall Plan.
In late September, the Soviet Union called a meeting of nine European Communist parties in southwest Poland. Referring to the Eastern Bloc, the report stated that "the Red Army's liberating role was complemented by an upsurge of the freedom-loving peoples' liberation struggle against the fascist predators and their hirelings.
Although the Eastern Bloc countries except Czechoslovakia had immediately rejected Marshall Plan aid, Eastern Bloc communist parties were blamed for permitting even minor influence by non-communists in their respective countries during the run up to the Marshall Plan.
Italian and French communist leaders were prevented by party rules from pointing out that it was actually Stalin who had directed them not to take opposition stances in Congress, under the control of conservative Republicans, agreed to the program for multiple reasons.
The member conservative isolationist Senate wing of the party, based in the rural Midwest and led by Senator Kenneth S.
Wherry R-Nebraska , was outmaneuvered by the emerging internationalist wing, led by Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg R-Michigan. The opposition argued that it made no sense to oppose communism by supporting the socialist governments in Western Europe; and that American goods would reach Russia and increase its war potential.
They called it "a wasteful 'operation rat-hole'"  Vandenberg, assisted by Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. R-Massachusetts admitted there was no certainty that the plan would succeed, but said it would halt economic chaos, sustain Western civilization, and stop further Soviet expansion.
Senator Robert A. Taft R-Ohio hedged on the issue. He said it was without economic justification; however, it was "absolutely necessary" in "the world battle against communism.
Congress reflected public opinion, which resonated with the ideological argument that communism flourishes in poverty. Truman's own prestige and power had been greatly enhanced by his stunning victory in the election.
Across America, multiple interest groups, including business, labor, farming, philanthropy, ethnic groups, and religious groups, saw the Marshall Plan as an inexpensive solution to a massive problem, noting it would also help American exports and stimulate the American economy as well.
Major newspapers were highly supportive, including such conservative outlets as Time magazine. Vandenberg made sure of bipartisan support on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
The Solid Democratic South was highly supportive, the upper Midwest was dubious, but heavily outnumbered. The plan was opposed by conservatives in the rural Midwest, who opposed any major government spending program and were highly suspicious of Europeans.
Wallace , the former Vice President. He said the Plan was hostile to the Soviet Union, a subsidy for American exporters, and sure to polarize the world between East and West.
The appointment of the prominent businessman Paul G. Hoffman as director reassured conservative businessmen that the gigantic sums of money would be handled efficiently.
Turning the plan into reality required negotiations among the participating nations. Sixteen nations met in Paris to determine what form the American aid would take, and how it would be divided.
The negotiations were long and complex, with each nation having its own interests. France's major concern was that Germany not be rebuilt to its previous threatening power.
The Benelux countries Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg , despite also suffering under the Nazis, had long been closely linked to the German economy and felt their prosperity depended on its revival.
The Scandinavian nations, especially Sweden , insisted that their long-standing trading relationships with the Eastern Bloc nations not be disrupted and that their neutrality not be infringed.
The United Kingdom insisted on special status as a longstanding belligerent during the war, concerned that if it were treated equally with the devastated continental powers it would receive virtually no aid.
The Americans were pushing the importance of free trade and European unity to form a bulwark against communism. The Truman administration, represented by William L.
Clayton , promised the Europeans that they would be free to structure the plan themselves, but the administration also reminded the Europeans that implementation depended on the plan's passage through Congress.
A majority of Congress members were committed to free trade and European integration, and were hesitant to spend too much of the money on Germany.
Agreement was eventually reached and the Europeans sent a reconstruction plan to Washington, which was formulated and agreed upon by the Committee of European Economic Co-operation in On March 17, , Truman addressed European security and condemned the Soviet Union before a hastily convened Joint Session of Congress.
Attempting to contain spreading Soviet influence in the Eastern Bloc, Truman asked Congress to restore a peacetime military draft and to swiftly pass the Economic Cooperation Act, the name given to the Marshall Plan.
Of the Soviet Union Truman said, "The situation in the world today is not primarily the result of the natural difficulties which follow a great war.
It is chiefly due to the fact that one nation has not only refused to cooperate in the establishment of a just and honorable peace but—even worse—has actively sought to prevent it.
Members of the Republican-controlled 80th Congress — were skeptical. Others thought he had not been forceful enough to contain the USSR.
Truman signed the Economic Cooperation Act into law on April 3, ; the Act established the Economic Cooperation Administration ECA to administer the program.
ECA was headed by economic cooperation administrator Paul G. In the same year, the participating countries Austria, Belgium , Denmark, France, West Germany, the United Kingdom, Greece, Iceland , Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg , the Netherlands , Norway, Sweden, Switzerland , Turkey, and the United States signed an accord establishing a master financial-aid-coordinating agency, the Organisation for European Economic Co-operation later called the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development or OECD , which was headed by Frenchman Robert Marjolin.
The ECA's official mission statement was to give a boost to the European economy: to promote European production, to bolster European currency, and to facilitate international trade, especially with the United States, whose economic interest required Europe to become wealthy enough to import US goods.
Another unofficial goal of ECA and of the Marshall Plan was the containment of growing Soviet influence in Europe, evident especially in the growing strength of communist parties in France, and Italy.
The Marshall Plan money was transferred to the governments of the European nations. The funds were jointly administered by the local governments and the ECA.
Each European capital had an ECA envoy, generally a prominent American businessman, who would advise on the process. The cooperative allocation of funds was encouraged, and panels of government, business, and labor leaders were convened to examine the economy and see where aid was needed.
The recipient nations were represented collectively by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD , headed by British statesman Oliver Franks.
The Marshall Plan aid was mostly used for goods from the United States. The European nations had all but exhausted their foreign-exchange reserves during the war, and the Marshall Plan aid represented almost their sole means of importing goods from abroad.
At the start of the plan, these imports were mainly much-needed staples such as food and fuel, but later the purchases turned toward reconstruction needs as was originally intended.
In the latter years, under pressure from the United States Congress and with the outbreak of the Korean War , an increasing amount of the aid was spent on rebuilding the militaries of Western Europe.
Also established were counterpart funds , which used Marshall Plan aid to establish funds in the local currency. This was prominent in Germany, where these government-administered funds played a crucial role in lending money to private enterprises which would spend the money rebuilding.
These funds played a central role in the reindustrialization of Germany. The companies were obligated to repay the loans to the government, and the money would then be lent out to another group of businesses.
This process has continued to this day in the guise of the state-owned KfW bank, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, meaning Reconstruction Credit Institute.
The Special Fund, then supervised by the Federal Economics Ministry, was worth over DM 10 billion in In it was worth DM 23 billion.
Through the revolving loan system, the Fund had by the end of made low-interest loans to German citizens amounting to around DM billion. France made the most extensive use of counterpart funds, using them to reduce the budget deficit.
In France, and most other countries, the counterpart fund money was absorbed into general government revenues, and not recycled as in Germany.
The Netherlands received US aid for economic recovery in the Netherlands Indies. However, in January , the American government suspended this aid in response to the Dutch efforts to restore colonial rule in Indonesia during the Indonesian National Revolution , and it implicitly threatened to suspend Marshall aid to the Netherlands if the Dutch government continued to oppose the independence of Indonesia.
At the time the United States was a significant oil producing nation — one of the goals of the Marshall Plan was for Europe to use oil in place of coal, but the Europeans wanted to buy crude oil and use the Marshall Plan funds to build refineries instead.
However, when independent American oil companies complained, the ECA denied funds for European refinery construction.
A high priority was increasing industrial productivity in Europe, which proved one of the more successful aspects of the Marshall Plan.
The United States Congress passed a law on June 7, that allowed the BLS to "make continuing studies of labor productivity"  and appropriated funds for the creation of a Productivity and Technological Development Division.
The BLS could then use its expertise in the field of productive efficiency to implement a productivity drive in each Western European country receiving Marshall Plan aid.
Counterpart funds were used to finance large-scale tours of American industry. France, for example, sent missions with businessmen and experts to tour American factories, farms, stores, and offices.
They were especially impressed with the prosperity of American workers, and how they could purchase an inexpensive new automobile for nine months work, compared to 30 months in France.
By implementing technological literature surveys and organized plant visits, American economists, statisticians, and engineers were able to educate European manufacturers in statistical measurement.
The goal of the statistical and technical assistance from the Americans was to increase productive efficiency of European manufacturers in all industries.
To conduct this analysis, the BLS performed two types of productivity calculations. First, they used existing data to calculate how much a worker produces per hour of work—the average output rate.
Second, they compared the existing output rates in a particular country to output rates in other nations. By performing these calculations across all industries, the BLS was able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each country's manufacturing and industrial production.
From that, the BLS could recommend technologies especially statistical that each individual nation could implement.
Often, these technologies came from the United States; by the time the Technical Assistance Program began, the United States used statistical technologies "more than a generation ahead of what [the Europeans] were using".
The BLS used these statistical technologies to create Factory Performance Reports for Western European nations.
The American government sent hundreds of technical advisers to Europe to observe workers in the field.
This on-site analysis made the Factory Performance Reports especially helpful to the manufacturers.
In addition, the Technical Assistance Program funded 24, European engineers, leaders, and industrialists to visit America and tour America's factories, mines, and manufacturing plants.
The analyses in the Factory Performance Reports and the "hands-on" experience had by the European productivity teams effectively identified productivity deficiencies in European industries; from there, it became clearer how to make European production more effective.
Before the Technical Assistance Program even went into effect, United States Secretary of Labor Maurice Tobin expressed his confidence in American productivity and technology to both American and European economic leaders.
He urged that the United States play a large role in improving European productive efficiency by providing four recommendations for the program's administrators:.
The effects of the Technical Assistance Program were not limited to improvements in productive efficiency. The Europeans could watch local, state, and federal governments work together with citizens in a pluralist society.
They observed a democratic society with open universities and civic societies in addition to more advanced factories and manufacturing plants.
The Technical Assistance Program allowed Europeans to bring home many types of American ideas. Another important aspect of the Technical Assistance Program was its low cost.
In the aftermath of the war Britain faced a deep financial crisis, whereas the United States enjoyed an economic boom. The United States continue to finance the British treasury after the war.
The Marshall money was a gift and carried requirements that Britain balance its budget, control tariffs and maintain adequate currency reserves.
The British Labour government under Prime Minister Clement Attlee was an enthusiastic participant. The American goals for the Marshall plan were to help rebuild the postwar British economy, help modernize the economy, and minimize trade barriers.
It looked like the defeat of the Nazis might cause the loss of the European markets for decades. Several ideas to aid the rebuilding of Europe had been proposed, from inflicting harsh reparations on Germany—a plan that had been tried after World War I and which appeared to have failed utterly to bring peace so wasn't used again —to the US giving aid and recreating someone to trade with.
The US, also terrified that communist groups would gain further power—the Cold War was emerging and Soviet domination of Europe seemed a real danger—and wishing to secure European markets, opted for a program of financial aid.
Announced on June 5th, by George Marshall, the European Recovery Program, ERP, called for a system of aid and loans, at first to all nations affected by the war.
Once a committee of sixteen countries reported back favorably, the program was signed into US law on April 3, The Economic Cooperation Administration ECA was then created under Paul G.
Diese Aufgabe fiel auch der OEEC zu. Während anfangs noch der Fokus US-Regierung auf der Wiederherstellung des Bretton Woods Abkommens lag, stand ab die Belebung des innereuropäischen Handels im Vordergrund.
Dazu war neben dem Abbau von Handelsbeschränkungen auch die Liberalisierung des Zahlungsverkehrs in Europa notwendig.
Neunzig Prozent der Mittel aus dem Marshallplan wurden für Zuschüsse verwendet, die auf aus den USA importierte Waren gewährt wurden. Dies geschah in der Regel, indem die Waren zu Marktpreisen in inländischer Währung verkauft wurden.
Die Counterpart Funds dienten der Förderung des nationalen Wiederaufbaus. Auf diese Weise wurden Investitionen in Industrie und Infrastruktur finanziert.
In den deutschen und österreichischen Besatzungszonen wurde das Sondervermögen erst später den nationalen Regierungen übergeben und die Hilfen mussten teilweise zurückgezahlt werden.
In Deutschland verwaltet die Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau KfW noch heute das ursprünglich aus dem Marshallplan entstandene Sondervermögen.
In Österreich übergab die US-Regierung das Counterpart-Konto am 1. Juli an die Regierung. Seit wird dieser Fonds von der Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft aws , der Förder- und Finanzierungsbank der Republik Österreich, betreut.
Jeder Empfänger von Hilfsleistungen war verpflichtet, mit Tafeln auf den Marshallplan hinzuweisen. Mit einem eigens dafür angemieteten Zug wurde eine mobile Ausstellung zum Marshallplan durch die BRDeutschland geschickt.
Zusätzlich begleitete ein Kulturprogramm den Marshallplan. Überall in Europa entstanden Amerika Häuser , die die amerikanische Kultur vermitteln sollten.
Insbesondere in West-Deutschland und Österreich wurden viele solcher Einrichtungen gegründet. In Frankreich und Italien wurden amerikafreundliche Politiker und Gewerkschafter mit Mitteln aus dem Marshallplan unterstützt.
Ein Ziel des Marshallplans war die Steigerung der Produktivität der europäischen Industrie und Landwirtschaft. Zahlreiche Experten reisten aus den USA nach Europa.
Umgekehrt besuchen viele europäische Manager die USA, damit sie die dortigen Produktions- und Buchhaltungsmethoden kennen lernen. Da die USA in vielen Wirtschaftsbereichen mit fortschrittlicheren Methoden produzierten als Europa,  ist die Bedeutung dieses Wissenstransfers nicht zu unterschätzen.
Neben modernen Management- und Produktionsmethoden wurde so auch amerikanisches Konsumverhalten und Geschäftsmodelle in Europa bekannt. Eine besondere Bedeutung bekam die Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau KfW , die am Dezember in Frankfurt am Main ihre Arbeit aufnahm.
Westdeutschland erhielt die Mittel in Form von Wirtschaftsgütern, vor allem Nahrung, Treibstoff und Medikamente  , deren Kaufpreis ging an die KfW, welche diese Mittel wiederum zur Kreditvergabe nutzte, wofür Westdeutschland die US-Dollar denominierte Schuldenlast der Importe trug, welche die USA vorweg finanzierten  , was insgesamt auch ein US-Konjunkturprogramm darstellte.
November hatte der Wirtschaftsrat des Vereinigten Wirtschaftsgebietes die Voraussetzungen geschaffen. Hermann Josef Abs wurde Vorstand.
Heute verwaltet die KfW-Bankengruppe im Auftrag des Bundeswirtschaftsministeriums das ERP-Sondervermögen in Höhe von zwölf Milliarden Euro und finanziert damit Programme zur Wirtschaftsförderung.
Österreich erhielt als einziger Staat, der teilweise von sowjetischen Truppen besetzt war siehe Sowjetische Besatzungszone in Österreich , Marshallplan-Hilfe.
Juli  geschlossen; danach erhielt Österreich die Mittel als Grants Geschenk in Form von Sachgütern. Im Gegenzug musste Österreich den Schilling stabilisieren und den Staatshaushalt möglichst ausgeglichen halten.
Die erhaltenen Waren mussten zum Inlandspreis verkauft werden. Die Einnahmen aus diesen Verkäufen mussten auf ein Counterpart -Konto eingezahlt werden.
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