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Is the Peace Corps still a worthy project

In 1952 Senator Brien McMahon (D-Connecticut) proposed an "army" of young Americans to act as "missionaries of democracy". On March 1, 1961, Kennedy signed Executive Order 10924 that officially started the Peace Corps. He was concerned with the growing tide of revolutionary sentiment in the Third World.

Based on these historical facts has the Peace Corps suceeded? It carries a $373.44 million dollar budget mostly dedicated to administration of the program. Has it reversed or impacted the revolutionary sentiment in the third world countries? Have the "missionaries of democracy" converted countries political beliefs?

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