The Marshall Plan was introduced in Europe before or after World World 2?

Marshall Plan

On 5 June 1947, Secretary of State George C. Marshall proposed a program in which the US would invest vast sums of money in the economic reconstruction of Europe. Not only would former allies be included, but defeated Germany and even neutral nations would be eligible for aid. The Soviets condemned the plan but 16 nations received aid under the plan. It was perhaps the greatest acheivement of American Foreign Policy up to that time.

The marshall plan was introduced after World War 2 to prevent Communism spreading and to stop Stalin/USSR's sphere of influence increasing. To keep Western Europe democratic. This is a phase of the Cold War.