By James Dobbins
An almost 50-year assessment of U.S. efforts to remodel defeated and damaged enemies into democratic and wealthy allies.
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Germany 19 Although annual economic statistics show double-digit growth in German GDP from 1947 to 1952, the statistics mask quarterly ups and downs. The winter of 1947 was very severe, and the following summer was very dry. A series of strikes and a slowdown in the rate of economic recovery in both Germany and Europe resulted in substantial concern about European recovery. This was enunciated in George Marshall’s famous speech at Harvard University on June 5, 1947, calling for a massive commitment of funds from the United States to assist European reconstruction.
S. 4 times its fourthquarter 1945 level, although it was still 45 percent of its 1937 level. In the more heavily industrialized British zone, output was up 50 percent. Nonetheless, the German gross domestic product (GDP) was only 40 percent of its 1944 level because of the disastrous economic situation in the first half of the year. S. economic policies quickly moved toward creating an economic environment favorable for business. S. S. businessmen who were part of the Roosevelt and Truman administrations, was directed at creating a free-market economy in Germany.
However, it consolidated the democratization process by removing a potential threat to a nascent democratic political system. Furthermore, denazification eliminated virtually all support for the return of the Nazi regime and caused a thorough repudiation of Nazi policies in Germany society. In short, justice and retribution in postwar Germany facilitated the population’s reconciliation with its history and its neighbors. The division of Germany into four occupation zones with independent political, economic, and military authority took 45 years to overcome.
America's role in nation-building: from Germany to Iraq, Issue 1753 by James Dobbins