One purpose of the Marshall Plan of 1948 was to
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rebuild European economies to make communism less appealing
aid the depressed agricultural economies of Latin American nations
aid communist nations that would agree to embrace democracy
give military aid to those nations resisting communist subversion
help the peoples of Asia establish heavy industries
Following the Second World War, the United States' European Recovery Program (best known as the Marshall Plan) was designed to help rebuild the economies of European countries with the hope that stable economies would support democratic government. The United States was concerned that weak economies, and the social conditions that would result from economic instability, might make communism more appealing to European countries ravaged by war.