America in 1945

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  • America in 1945
    • Post war period is story of prosperity.
      • America population accounted for 7% of the world's population
    • American economy
      • 42% of world's income
      • 57% of world's steel production
      • 62% of oil
      • 75% of gas supply
      • 80% of car production
      • 30% of manufacturing
    • Social divisions
      • War had led to an increase in social nobility
        • Young men who served left their homes
          • Large numbers of jobs freed up in agriculture
            • For groups such as women and African-Americans
            • Many women employed in munitions industry

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