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kleinbl00  ·  126 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Feb 22, 2022: "Putin is about to start the most senseless war in history"

    The largest recipient of Marshall Plan money was the United Kingdom (receiving about 50% of the total), but the enormous cost that Britain incurred through the "Lend-Lease" scheme was not fully re-paid to the US until 2006. The next highest contributions went to France (8%) and West Germany (12%). Some eighteen European countries received Plan benefits. Although offered participation, the Soviet Union refused Plan benefits, and also blocked benefits to Eastern Bloc countries, such as Romania and Poland.

I don't want a depressing read, although i definitely gravitate toward them. Fortunately for me that's not an audiobook so I'm saved.

I've been throwing money at Aid for Ukraine because they're local. I discussed my Javelin missile idea with a buddy who pointed out that not only does the government have more liquidity for offensive weaponry, they also rarely pay rack rate.

Germany can do better.