The end of WorldWarII was followed by an uneasy transition from war to a peacetime economy.
The decline in government spending, at the end of WorldWarII in 1945, led to an enormous drop in gross domestic product, making this technically a recession.
The post-war years were unusual in a number of ways, unemployment was never high, and this era may be considered a "sui generis end-of-the-war recession," or a very unique type of recession.
Generally speaking, the period from the end of WorldWarII to the early 1970s was a golden era of American capitalism. $200 billion in war bonds matured, and the G.I.
Although no recession of the post-WorldWarII era has come anywhere near the depth of the Great Depression, this graph shows that the recession during the transition to a peacetime economy during the Truman administration was significant.
Some 44,000 Native Americans served in the United States military during WorldWarII, which was one-third of all able-bodied Indian men.
Some 44,000 American Indians served in the United States military during WorldWarII.
Whether it was due to innate skill as warriors or merely as a reflection of the stereotype of the American Indian warrior spirit perpetuated by American popular culture, American Indian men were generally highly regarded for their military service in WorldWarII.
While the term code talkers is strongly associated with the bilingual Navajo speakers, code talking was pioneered by Cherokee and Choctaw Indians during WorldWar I.
Other American Indian code talkers were deployed by the United States Army during WorldWarII, including Lakota, Meskwaki, and Comanche soldiers.
While WorldWarII consumed the globe, a few states were neutral throughout the war, such as Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland .
During WorldWarII, these countries took no official side during the war in their hopes to avoid being attacked by the Axis Powers or in becoming involved the aerial attacks of the Axis and Allied Powers.
Thus, the Spanish state under General Franco was officially non-belligerent during WorldWarII.
Head of the Spanish state during WorldWarII, Franco supposedly remained neutral, but favored the Axis powers
Identify the nation states that remained neutral throughout WorldWarII.
The United States and Soviet Union eventually emerged as the two major superpowers after WorldWarII.
WorldWarII had served to enhance U.S. global power.
As the majority of WorldWarII had been fought far from its national boundaries, the United States had not suffered the industrial destruction or massive civilian casualties that marked the wartime situation of the countries in Europe or Asia.
Similarly, the war had reinforced the position of the United States as the world's largest long-term creditor nation and its principal supplier of goods.
Evaluate the theory of a bipolar post-warworld dominated by two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union
The legacy of the Cold War continues to influence world affairs today.
The Cold War defined the political role of the United States in the post-WorldWarIIworld: by 1989, the U.S. held military alliances with 50 countries and had 1.5 million troops posted abroad in 117 countries.
The legacy of Cold War conflict continues today, as many of the economic and social tensions that were exploited to fuel Cold War competition in countries throughout the Third World remain acute.
The legacy of the Cold War continues to influence world affairs.
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the post-Cold Warworld is widely considered unipolar, with the United States the sole remaining superpower.