Re: Appreciating and acknowledging some American help as well
The US did very well out of WW2, first selling to both sides and then profitting from the destuction of the European colonies. Add on getting dibs on pretty much anything they wanted from defeated Germany as well as raiding the Allies.
I would say they pretty much thanked themselves to whatever they wanted during the period after the war going from great depression to the only Western Superpower in a couple of decades.
ta for that pal