q5 - James Yang 890-910 Q 5 1. How was prosperity evident...

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James Yang 890-910 Q 5 1. How was prosperity evident after World War II? It seemed that after World War II, prosperity was evident in America around every corner. At first there was fear that there would be another depression as there had been after World War One; however, these fears soon subsided. The gross national product and the per capita in America both gradually rose, and soon there were 60% of American families sitting comfortably in the middle class. The savings Americans had during the war soon began to buy all different types of appliances and gadgets that would symbolize a middle class family living comfortably. This new consumer power truly spurred the economy and this prosperity was evident in the number of cars on the road, and the number of miles, 40,000 just by the federal government, of high way that was laid down. The new technologies around America and the data trends revealed a prosperous America. 2. Why did other nations recover faster than Great Britain? After World War Two, many of the nations were devastated from the fighting and disaster. However, most of them were able to recover relatively quickly. They each had something to their advantage, except for Great Britain, who lagged behind. In France,
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