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US Aid for European Recovery Was Contingent on European Union Watch

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    Acceptance of European Union was stipulated by the US Congress as a condition for the post-WWII "Marshall Plan". The Americans were surprised that the British, who had borne most of the weight of the War in the West, did not immediately consent to disappear into a European Union:

    "The British went to extraordinary lengths to resist the Marshall Plan’s insistence on immediate economic integration with the rest of Europe, the great string attached to Marshall aid everywhere."
    The Marshall Plan: A Strategy that Worked. Marshall Plan Website.

    This led to the USA providing recovery funding for the ex-axis powers in preference to the UK and the UK incurring further debt instead of relief. Having, in the name of independence, suffered a war debt to the USA that was only paid off this century the British are now being instructed by their Elite to join the EU.
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    No it wasn't. The EU didn't exist back then, and many countries which received aid didn't join the EU until well over half a century later.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    No it wasn't. The EU didn't exist back then, and many countries which received aid didn't join the EU until well over half a century later.
    Err, yes, but countries can accept a principle before putting it into practice.

    As for historical accuracy, no idea. It would make a lot of sense since conflict prevention is essential to keeping Europe stable.
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    Just blame the Jews and be done with it.

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    (Original post by newpersonage)
    Acceptance of European Union was stipulated by the US Congress as a condition for the post-WWII "Marshall Plan". The Americans were surprised that the British, who had borne most of the weight of the War in the West, did not immediately consent to disappear into a European Union:

    "The British went to extraordinary lengths to resist the Marshall Plan’s insistence on immediate economic integration with the rest of Europe, the great string attached to Marshall aid everywhere."
    The Marshall Plan: A Strategy that Worked. Marshall Plan Website.

    This led to the USA providing recovery funding for the ex-axis powers in preference to the UK and the UK incurring further debt instead of relief. Having, in the name of independence, suffered a war debt to the USA that was only paid off this century the British are now being instructed by their Elite to join the EU.
    So what?
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    (Original post by SHallowvale)
    So what?
    There is, of course, more. The CIA financed the European Movement and the European Movement set up the Bilderberg Group to subvert corporations and CEOs to the cause. All done on US cash. I will post more of this later. So the sickening EU is a US invention. The laughable part of of this is UK socialists, in the 1950s they resisted for the sake of ordinary English people but now they see themselves as above the chavs. The idea of a corporate, Americanised future thrills them. Private healthcare with all the trimmings. Low cost migrant labour to clean up after them. Modern socialism is wonderful.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Just blame the Jews and be done with it.

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    You evil racist, I certainly don't blame the Jews but I do blame the post war US foreign policy. The OP was true.
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    (Original post by Unkempt_One)
    As for historical accuracy, no idea. ...
    There are links in OP to sites where you can check the accuracy. Even links to the Marshall Foundation.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    No it wasn't. The EU didn't exist back then, and many countries which received aid didn't join the EU until well over half a century later.
    I will post more on this later. Even the fact that the European Movement was financed by the CIA was made top secret.
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    Yet another conspiracy thread.
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    A key impetus of the Marshall plan was the economic reconstruction of a key US trade market. A poor broken Europe would be a worthless trade partner, also one vulnerable to communist take over. It's no wonder they wanted to see the economic integration of Europe, it's hardly a bad thing. Also when someone is pumping money into your economy and propping it up they should probably be allowed a say in how it is spent.

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    (Original post by Juichiro)
    Yet another conspiracy thread.
    No, fully documented. Truth, not conspiracy. Get a dictionary!
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    A key impetus of the Marshall plan was the economic reconstruction of a key US trade market. A poor broken Europe would be a worthless trade partner, also one vulnerable to communist take over. It's no wonder they wanted to see the economic integration of Europe, it's hardly a bad thing. Also when someone is pumping money into your economy and propping it up they should probably be allowed a say in how it is spent.
    Yes, this is what the OP is saying:

    The US gave the founding nations of the EEC and EU large sums of money on condition that they dictated how it was spent.

    Although not surprising - the conqueror conquers after all - what is surprising is that the US involvement in setting up and running the EU is suppressed. See my post on the role of the CIA and European Movement.

    The original reason for secrecy was not to alarm the socialists in Europe so that they would not fall into the arms of the USSR. The reason that American involvement, including current involvement, is still suppressed is to ensure that the socialists are kept on board until it is too late to change.
 
 
 
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