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George C. Marshall

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George C. Marshall

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General George Marshall oversaw the Allied victory in World War II before serving as both secretary of state and secretary of defense. He was instrumental in developing the "Marshall Plan," aimed at rebuilding postwar Europe, stabilizing the region and preventing the spread of communism.

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