Economic and Social System Comparisons

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As World War II ended in approximately 1945 , Europe was split politically. As accounted by Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister of Britain, the political division between Western Europe and Eastern Europe was described as a "iron curtain". ( Orgsites, pg 1) This political division was caused as Eastern Europe, ruled by the Soviets, was communist, while Western Europe was democratic, as they were highly influenced by the United States. ( Bradley, pg 3) The democratic west joined the United States of America's efforts in starting a commitment to remain peaceful and non-communist in Western Europe. ( Kisatsky, pg 4) This had all taken part through the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ( NATO) , in order to refrain from communism to spread across Europe, thereby conquering Western European powers, eventually leading to the world. After 1945, Western Europe and Eastern Europe experienced many differences and similarities in their social and economic systems in the time period of 1945- 1955 in the means of social standing by occupation as well as the economic effects on trade. Both Western Europe and Eastern Europe can be compared in their social and economic systems, as well as the effects caused from the war, effects on women, and on their economic recovery after the war. World War II had a significant impact on Soviet Eastern Europe. The transitions faced by the Soviets throughout World War II was ruinous to the capacities and productivity of the

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