January 14th 2008 - January 14th 2008 Europe after WW2 State planning and rights All quotes from Mark Mazower Dark Continent State planning The war

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January 14 th 2008 Europe after WW2 State planning and rights All quotes from Mark Mazower, Dark Continent. State planning: The war “has made necessary in all countries a national planned economy under the direction of the State.” Trygve Lie, Norwegian Foreign Minister (p.190). Revival of democracy, but not a return to the pre-war type of democracy. “If we speak of democracy we do not mean a democracy which maintains the right to vote and forgets the right to work and the right to live.” (p. 185) Widespread criticism of pre-war “economic individualism and laissez-faire” (p.191) The new type of democracy required a greater state involvement in the economy John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), Cambridge University professor of economics, advisor to British policymakers. ------- People after WW2 are now willing to give democracy a second shot- democratic governments after ww2 had to do something about living standards, improve the economy, not only provide them with the right to vote (which virtually means nothing to those who were begging for food in the streets). State planning: A planned economy under the direction of the state- that was the Soviet Union model after the Russian revolution (planned economy planned by bureaucrats, not business man- post 1917 revolution). What is a planned economy?
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This note was uploaded on 08/03/2011 for the course HIST 102 taught by Professor Johnroosa during the Spring '08 term at The University of British Columbia.

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January 14th 2008 - January 14th 2008 Europe after WW2 State planning and rights All quotes from Mark Mazower Dark Continent State planning The war

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