The Council of Europe, 1949
The material assistance and the moral encouragement provided by the Marshall Plan brought a powerful new impetus to the campaign for European unity. In fact, it can be said that the American policy of economic aid, coupled with the pressure of the Communist danger, created conditions in which, for the first time, the unification of Europe became a practical possibility.
The Council of Europe, 1949-1959. Strasbourg, France: Directorate of Information of the Council of Europe, 1959. Print.
Which of the following conclusions about the immediate period after World War Two is most directly supported by the passage above?