Factors For Economic Growth Of West Germany

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Jose Ricardo Calvo Professor Diefendorf HIST 669.01 December 9th, 2015 Factors for Economic Growth of West Germany 1945 - 1960 Currently, in the Middle East, millions of people are fleeing their home’s in order to seek asylum from extremist groups who threaten their way of life. These migrants are moving into stable neighboring nations — mostly Western Europe. This huge increase in population movement is adding to economic pressures and could potentially collapse the system. Today, a stabile global economy is heavily reliant on every individual actor — countries slowly succumbing to volatility and destabilization are a liability to our globe’s economic well being. It is becoming a necessity to look back at our global successes in stabilizing a region’s economy and the factors that lead to these successes. Within the past century, a major reconstruction and reorganization of an economic system occurred in Germany after WWII. From 1945 to 1960, West Germany went from an economic money pit to a necessary asset to secure Western civilization. This paper will discuss and analyze the factors that lead to West Germany becoming the economic powerhouse of Western Europe, but will not include the effects of East Germany due to lack of influence. This paper will be separated into several sections to better detail events in BLANKNLKNA. Creation of West Germany: With the destruction of the Nazi Empire came celebration and uncertainty; the victory of war brought instability to a major
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