European Unification

European Unification - April 16, 2008 After war, had to...

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April 16, 2008 After war, had to confront what happened Europe never fully recovered from WWI Material losses greater than WWI All visitors to central Europe said it was like a lunar landscape rubble, ruins Housing was a problem Germany ¼ of all houses were uninhabited US zone of Germany 85% homes were destroyed Danger of famine Role of Europe in the world change dramatically formerly leader of world Defeat of Fascist powers weakened all nations Britain had to sell 1/3 of overseas assets to survive after war income was less than half of before war GB had to incur huge debts to win the war as poor as the countries who lost the war Self-confidence of European powers had collapsed Cultural predominance was undermined by exodus of European scientists to US Europe was demoralized after the war Immediate political problem was what to do with those who unleashed the war
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