I believe that we were very, very lucky that it went that way.

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In the immediate postwar years, the whole of Europe was in a recession.

So first of all, it helped us step out of a recession; it gave a certain amount of speed to the economy. But that was the first step.

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Well, in 1947... in Europe and in Italy especially, we thought of America as all-powerful.

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The Communists at that moment were very strong in Italy, and the Italian Communist Party was the biggest Communist Party outside the Soviet Union.

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And the Marshall Plan, to us, meant a general who had turned into a secretary of state, and that the secretary of state saw the necessity of the reconstruction of these European countries that had suffered so heavily.

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About Giovanni Agnelli

Quotes 5 sayings
Nationality Italian
Profession Designer
Birthday October 16
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