February 25 - February 25/ 2008 - 1945- to the present...

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February 25/ 2008 - 1945- to the present there has been no major conflicts, except for conflicts in places like Yugoslavia breaking up, there have been major global crises - Trends are soft changes - Process of de-nazification in Germany- this whole process of ridding German society of the last vestiges of Nazi-ism. - Europe was devastated as a result of Second World War. - There are immediate consequences of the war, and long term consequences. - The post war period is the lasted 53 years. We are still living in the post war period and we still see implications of the ww2 in modern day politics. - Creation of Israel in the late 1940s had implications that we are still dealing with today in the Middle East. Main issues from the 1950s to the 1970s in Europe. - Everyone got married in the 1960s. People have an impression of easy sexual relationships and people partnering. - The quintessential image of the 1960s is a man and a woman, the period was sexist and anti- feminist. - Feminism emerged in the 1970s as a reaction to the 1960s. - Image in the 60s – beard, long hair, in a field with flowers around their necks and they are getting married. - The marriage rate was never higher then in the 1960s - Everyone got married and they got married young. - The image of the 1960s is wrong to a larger extent. - Mid 50s to the 1970s was the beginning of a long period of prosperity in Western Europe. - Everything was poor in 1945 and yet within 10 years Europe had bounced back. Partly as a result of the American investors through the Marshall Plan. - The Marshall Plan was a plan put together by the Americans which was a self-help project much of the money was tied money, it had complications attached to it. It was investment and loans to purchase Americans goods and technology. - Americans used the Marshall aid as a form of political leverage. - The Americans regarded Germany as the front line against communism- we were not in the cold war conflict of ideologies in western democracy and the communist ideology represented by the Soviet Union. - Americans ploughed money into Germany. They helped the reconstruction of German industry. Together with a great deal of contributions of the Germans themselves they reconstructed the economy. - This was known as the German economic miracle. - If you look at material goods all of these things are considered to be measures of prosperity. Later in the 20 th century they start using credit too - When we look at the second half of the 20 th century material goods became much more important. We see the beginnings of a consumer society from the 1950s. -
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2008 for the course HIST 1000 taught by Professor Phillips during the Spring '08 term at Carleton CA.

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