ECA and OEEC: The First Year

  • Henry Pelling

Abstract

On the occasion of signing the Act, President Truman declared that

Its passage is a striking manifestation of the fact that a bipartisan foreign policy can lead to effective action. It is even more striking in its proof that swift and vigorous action for peace is not incompatible with the full operation of our democratic process of discussion and debate. Those who are sceptical of the effectiveness of a democratic system should ponder the lesson of the enactment of this measure.1

Keywords

Depression Europe Shipping Income Turkey 

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3 ECA and OEEC: The First Year (pp. 27–43)

  1. 4.
    P. H. Gore-Booth, ‘U.S. Foreign Assistance Act: Possible Difficulties’, 30 April 1948, FO 371 /7 1754.Google Scholar
  2. 15.
    Eric Roll, Crowded Hours (1985) p. 68.Google Scholar

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© Henry Mathison Pelling 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry Pelling
    • 1
  1. 1.St John’s CollegeCambridgeUK

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