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The Aftermath of World War II

What were the top 3 positive effects of World War II on America?

The top three positive effects of World War II on America include that: 1) the war secured America’s position as a major global supplier of branded and consumer goods; 2) it smoothed out prior...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2020 1:20 pm UTC

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In what ways did the U.S. benefit economically from both World War I and World War II?

There are tremendous similarities between WWI and WWII, and there is no doubt that war was good for the economy in both cases. Prior to America's direct military involvement in both wars, Wilson...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2010 3:50 am UTC

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How did US popular culture change in the post-WW2 years?

Culture became much more dependent on mass media after World War II. The television programs were much more powerful than radio. There was also a large impact from movies and music. The war was...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2011 11:58 am UTC

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What were the short and long term effects of World War II?

One long term effect of World War II was to reconfigure the world order. The core of the new world order was reconfigured around NATO in the west and the Soviet-led Warsaw pact countries in Eastern...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2019 1:35 am UTC

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How did the United States change after World War II?

Long an industrial power, after World War II, the US became hyper-industrialized, the world leader in manufacturing for what would be a very long time. Our population became permanently more...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2011 11:53 am UTC

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In what ways did the United States benefit economically from World War 2?  

World War II jumpstarted our economy. The government was buying just about everything and all people had a job. The wprkforce doubled, because women went to work, and many were employed directly...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2011 9:08 am UTC

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How did the United States change socially and economically during the two decades following World War Two?  

After World War II, America went from bust to boom. We went from a depression to a thriving economy. There was also a large number of new technologies to improve the way of life of the now larger...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2011 12:23 pm UTC

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What was the impact of World War II on African Americans, Native Americans (Indians), Mexican Americans, and women...

There is no question that U.S. citizens were greatly affected by World War II. Women became more assertive after having worked in the factories, realizing that they could leave the home and be...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2012 2:02 pm UTC

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How did World War II change opportunities for African Americans?  

World War II had profound short- and long-term impacts upon the opportunities available to African Americans both during and after the war due to conditions at home and in the military. So many men...

Latest answer posted March 12, 2019 2:44 pm UTC

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Why was World War II such a significant event in human history?

World War II was an incredibly significant event in human history due to the sheer size and scope of its destruction across Europe, the millions upon millions of people who died from actively...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2019 6:47 pm UTC

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How and why did women's roles change after 1945?

After the war, not all women were ready to leave the workforce and go back to being housewives. It was about more than just the money. It was the independence and self-determination that working...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2011 5:48 am UTC

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Why do you think the allies decided to divide Germany into four zones of occupation? How did Soviet plans for eastern...

The Allies decided to divide Germany into four zones of occupation for two main reasons. The first reason was the determination on the part of France and Russia, especially the latter, to prevent...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2018 3:46 pm UTC

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How did World War II help bring about the Civil Rights Movement?

Two factors which predate World War II by several years but are related to the war and have a bearing on this question are, first, the gold-medal winning performance of Jesse Owens in the 1936...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2018 5:55 am UTC

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How did World War II change the United States internationally and domestically?  

Since the end of the nineteenth century, it had been clear that the resource-rich and rapidly industrializing United States was the world's rising superpower, but the US was reluctant to adopt this...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2020 2:41 pm UTC

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How did World War II affect African Americans economically?

During the Great Depression, African Americans were often not eligible for government work programs, and the Depression hit them hard. However, once defence plants started gearing up for wartime...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2019 11:55 pm UTC

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World War Ii Mobilization Affected Women By

Mobilization for World War II affected American society in profound ways. Ironically, participation in the biggest war in all of human history did more to help American society than to harm it...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2014 4:43 am UTC

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What were the long-term effects of World War II?

One of the long-term effects of World War II, especially in the West, was the general acceptance of a much bigger role for government. The stubbornly high levels of unemployment that had persisted...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2018 8:24 am UTC

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What effect did World War II have on the political dispensation of America?   

World War II affected American politics in complex ways. For one thing, it essentially ended the strong isolationist strain in American politics, relegating it to the fringes of the American...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2016 3:05 pm UTC

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Compare and contrast the three worlds of the post–World War II order. What was each world attempting to achieve? How...

After World War II, the world was separated into two geopolitical blocks: the Western bloc, which promoted capitalism, and the Eastern bloc, which promoted communism. Thus, the three-world model...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2019 6:12 am UTC

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Explain some ways in which WWII changed the social, cultural, political, and/or economic landscape of America. 

The United States emerged from World War II as an economic powerhouse. While the economies of Europe, Japan, and other countries were in shambles, the United States became an economic and political...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2017 8:24 pm UTC

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The post-WWII era witnessed tremendous economic growth, social contentment, and conformity. In the midst of such...

In some respects, the vibrant social activism of the 1950s has been dwarfed by the more well known 1960s developments. In civil rights, however, the landmark Brown v. Board decision of 1954 was one...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2018 4:55 am UTC

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How did WWII change the United States?

World War II changed the United States in many ways. The economy had not yet fully recovered from the Great Depression by 1941. After the United States entered World War II in December of 1941,...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2016 4:10 am UTC

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What positive changes happened in America after World War II?

There were many positive changes which took place in the United States after WWII. First, the war itself brought economic prosperity to many regions and essentially ended sharecropping in the...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2019 10:46 pm UTC

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How did World War II affect the American economy?  

World War II brought the economy out of the Great Depression. Once the war started, the government began putting people to work in factories and as soldiers. After the war, the Cold War was...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2011 11:11 am UTC

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Compare and contrast the impact of World War II on marginalized groups in the United States. Discuss specifically the...

African Americans served in large numbers in the war, but they were relegated to segregated forces, and their lives were largely unchanged after returning to America. The disparity they observed in...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2019 3:14 pm UTC

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Why did the US economy grow in the post-World War II setting?

There were a number of reasons the economy grew rapidly after World War II. First, during the war there was full employment: everyone who possibly could earned money working for the war effort. Yet...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2019 1:09 am UTC

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What was the primary reason for the economic boom that occurred in the United States after World War II?  

The economic boom following World War II was the result of pent-up demand. During the war, most production was directed to the war, weapons and ammunition, uniforms for soldiers, vehicles to move...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2016 12:38 am UTC

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How did World War II shape American foreign policy in the years after the war?

The World War II alliance between the United States and Russia was a relationship of mutual interest—but a relationship that was also almost certain to break down once the common enemy was...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2018 1:11 am UTC

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How did World War II affect the relationship between the Rohingya and the Buddhist population of Myanmar?

From the early 19th century through 1942, contemporary Myanmar, known as Burma, was under British colonial control as part of British India. Buddhism was the religion of the majority. The Rohingya...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2019 8:38 pm UTC

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In the Nuremberg War Crime trials, what evidence was used to prove the guilt of the defendants?  

In some cases, it was the testimony of the victims themselves that proved the most damning. There were hundreds of witnesses to the crimes of the Holocaust. Soldiers on the Eastern Front also...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2019 6:54 pm UTC

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Can somebody describe the new opportunities open to women, Mexican Americans, and African Americans during World War...

There were more opportunities open to women overall in the World War I years. Women were able to work the jobs that the men fighting could not. With so many fighting, and working for the war...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2011 11:31 am UTC

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What were the goals of the Soviet Union and the United States after World War II?

The Soviet Union's primary strategic aim was to prevent an invasion of its vast territories. To that end, it established political and economic control of Eastern Europe, putting in place a series...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2019 10:48 am UTC

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How did the buildup of savings during WWII help prevent a postwar depression?

The buildup of savings did this because it meant that after the war, people would have lots of money saved up that they could use to buy consumer goods. Once the war ended, the factories would...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2012 11:06 pm UTC

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Which statement best describes Germany after World War 2? a. became a communist nation. b. became a capitalist...

Whenever confronted with a multiple choice question, it is good practice to make sure a text or course readings are consulted in finding the right answer. In this particular question, I think that...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2012 5:32 am UTC

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What was NATO?

First of all, let us note that NATO still exists. Its purpose is less clear since the end of the Cold War, but it still does exist. NATO is and was the acronym for the North Atlantic Treaty...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2012 3:27 am UTC

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How did the punishments imposed on Germany following its surrender in World War II differ from those imposed on it...

To suggest that the victorious allied countries from World War II learned lessons from their failures after World War I would be an enormous understatement. Following the armistice that ended the...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2013 9:20 pm UTC

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What was the impact of the post-WWII economic boom in the United States on suburban development?

The impact of the post-World War II economic boom on suburban development was that it had a great deal to do with causing suburbanization. In the years after World War II, the US economy boomed....

Latest answer posted April 14, 2013 7:45 pm UTC

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How did World War II impact the United States?

World War II impacted the United States in many ways. First, World War II ended the Great Depression, as people either went to work in munitions factories or joined the armed forces. This is...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2016 4:49 pm UTC

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What effect did the baby boom have on Canadian society (economy, social change, etc.)?

Like the United States, Canada experienced a sharp uptick in births in the aftermath of the Great Depression and Second World War. This so-called "baby boom" had a number of causes, but the most...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2019 2:18 pm UTC

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How did America's post war success lead to the economic problems of 1970s?

After World War II ended, there was a significant concern that the economy of the United States would decline. The soldiers were returning home, and the United States didn’t think it would need to...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2017 1:44 am UTC

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How did domestic politics change in the era following WWII?

As the previous educator mentioned, the role of the United States in the Second World War cemented its status, not only as a global leader, but also as a nation responsible for leading democracy...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2017 8:57 am UTC

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Were the Allies justified in putting Axis leaders on trial for war crimes after World War II?

The Tokyo and Nuremberg trials were based on the notion that there were universal laws and principles which members of all nations were bound to obey. With their decisions, the tribunals helped...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2012 4:43 pm UTC

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How did the US policy change in the aftermath of World War II, and what roles respectively dd the Cold War and US...

After the failure of the policies of appeasement towards Nazi Germany in the run up to WWII no political figure in the United States wanted to be labeled an appeaser. This led to a vast shift in...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2011 12:57 pm UTC

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What impact did World War II have on the economy of the USA?  

During the War itself, the economy was mobilized to support the war effort. The War Production Board was created to convert industrial production to war production. For that reason, automobiles...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2011 11:18 pm UTC

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What were the effects of the G.I. Bill?

The GI Bill was one of the most important laws in American history. The bill had short term impacts. Mainly, it made it easier for ex-military men to reenter civilian society. This allowed the...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2012 10:50 pm UTC

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Describe why American culture dominated the post-World War II world.

The original question had to be edited. One reason that American culture dominated the Post- World War II world existed in the limited number of options available. With the conclusion of the...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2013 12:53 am UTC

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What were the short- and long-term effects of World War I?

Short-term effects of World War I (1914–1918) included the collapse of four empires, the enormous human and material losses caused by modern warfare, and the rise of non-democratic political...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2019 11:35 pm UTC

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Of the effects of World War II on the U.S., which one was the most important? 

There are at least three main candidates for this title. Let us look at each. The US became the world’s leading economic power. World War II was great for the US economy. First, it got the...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2013 10:24 pm UTC

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