SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1109: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1109

4. For Western Europe, the Marshall Plan provided

A. military assistance.
B. cultural links.
C. technology.
D. economic aid.
E. medical goods and equipment.

Correct Answer: D

Explanation:

The Marshall Plan was designed to prevent the spread of communism. It realized that communism often grew in areas experiencing poverty, hunger, and wartime devastation. Accordingly, the Plan provided over $12 billion in U.S. economic aid to Europe. It was not designed to do anything else, although other programs provided U.S. military assistance to Western European nations and established cultural links between the United States and Europe.

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