Week 5 discussion - The interwar years brought devastation...

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The interwar years brought devastation and eventually led to the Great Depression; in the United States “raging postwar inflation had wiped out the modest gains workers had made during the war” (Goff, 2008. pg. 174). The United States also so an increase in white violence toward black (African Americans) and other races; this movement spawned the Ku Klux Klan. “Which hailed the Klan as the savior of the Union and southern white womanhood” (Goff, 2008. pg. 175). Another economic event that devastated the US even more was the Wall Street Stock Market collapse in 1929. The inflation and poverty covered the entire world after World War I, in the Latin America's “the steep rise in landlessness and poverty among the rural majority...” (Goff, 2008. pg. 180). Specifically; Brazil and Chile had similar outcomes they both saw “economic distress leading to labor unrest, political upheaval, dictatorial populism, and economic nationalism” (Goff, 2008. pg. 186). Brazil had an advantage and several of there policy and systems changed society.

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