1. USA are themselves a Federal Country
2. We got way less than UK and France (we got an equivalent of 8 dollars per capita) still performed way better despied losing our economical powerhouse (Prussia) + Being bombed to ashes
3. The Marshal Plan was not aid but a loan that we entirely repaid.
Philipines are a great Nation and I hope the best for them. And federalism is simply a better system than centralization for economical development.