Friday, September 30, 2011
How WWII helped the US get out of the Great Depression.
Before WWII, millions of people had no jobs because of the great depression. But when the US joined WWII, millions of people were hired and fought in the war. All types of people were hired such as women and teenagers which caused unemployment to be almost extinct. Wages increased from all the competition which closed the gap between the higher class, the middle class, and the lower class. During the war, allied countries bought many war supplies from the US.
When the war was over, Europe had to rebuild. Which meant they had to buy products from the US which allowed more products to be made. Some European countries owed the US millions of dollars in debt. WWII wasn't the only thing that caused the US to get out of the great depression but it played a huge role.
If you want to read a great biography about a man's adventure during World War II, I highly recommend this book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.
This is a book that grips you, draws you in and leaves you feeling a slightly better person for having read it.
Movies such as Saving Private Ryan really bring a feel of what happened during WWII and what the soldiers really had to go through.