While the Marshall Plan encompassed much of the European continent and Japan, it was most notable for its far-reaching vision. It literally called for the rebuilding of the nations that had bombed us. That meant our two biggest enemies: Germany and Japan, too.
People questioned the logic (and sanity) back then of leaders who would put hard-earned taxpayer money, into the rebuilding of nations which had actively engaged in war against us. But thankfully we had leaders with a long view, and a practical mind too.