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happyslug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-22-07 08:18 PM
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83. That is the biggest fallacy of WWII
The worse year for the Depression (in the US) was 1938, by 1939 the US was well on it way to full recovery from the Depression (By 1941 you had storages of labor in the US, which is one of the reason FDR started the Draft in 1941). This happened to Germany in 1934, in Japan in 1936, in France and England a little later than Germany but before the US. The Soviet Union had also suffered in the Depression (Through never admitted) but even it was on it way up by the time of the show trials of 1938. In fact the chief reason Hitler went to war in 1939 was, while the German army needed another two years to get up to full strength, France and England would need three, but by the time Germany was at full strength, England and France would be stronger in comparison to Germany then France and England was in 1939 i.e. Hitler had a window of Opportunity till France and England grew strong enough to stop him. That window was 1939-1940, by 1941 France and England could defeat Germany (in fact by 1941 Military expenditure of England was exceeding Germany, but by that time France had fallen).

My point was the world had recovered from the Great Depression by the start of WWII. WWII was NOT needed to get us out of the Depression. In fact the ending of the Depression meant that support for Hitler's rules (i.e. tyranny to protect Corporations) was no longer needed by even Germany (Thus the German Army plot to kill Hitler in 1938, that failed without Hitler finding out about it, unlike the 1944 plot almost killed Hitler, but for which many Germans paid the price with their lives).

People like to think WWII ended the Depression but the facts do NOT support that conclusion, they follow each other, but one did not end the other.
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