What was the major social, cultural, political and economic fallout of WWI?

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Question: What was the major social, cultural, political and economic fallout of WWI?

It can be argued convincingly that the United States emerged from World War I as the world superpower because of U.S intervention and President Woodrow Wilson’s diplomatic leadership. America had now become the ‘saviour of Europe.’ The United States left World War I with a major confidence boost. The war resulted in the death of empires, the birth of nations and in national boundaries being redrawn around the world. It ushered in prosperity for some countries while it brought economic depression to others. It influenced literature, changed culture and politics; social and economic climate was also impacted.

Under the Treaty of Versailles, Germany
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Displeasure with World War I helped in bringing about Russian Revolution of 1917. This revolution was where the Russian Empire was toppled and replaced by a socialist government led by Vladimir Lenin. North-eastern Europe new states emerged that had formerly been a part of the Russian Empire among them was Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Lithuania. The mandates, territorial concessions and independence movements took place thought out the creation not just Europe. The League of Nations mandated the colony of Germany East Africa be partitioned to Belgium, France and Portugal. Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Russian Empires fractured into numerous independent nations after the World War I.
American factories and country sides were unharmed, performing better than ever unlike in some European countries the United States was not laid to waste by war. World War I sped up American industrial production, leading to an economic boom throughout the ‘Roaring Twenties.’ The fighting was devastating experience for France and the United Kingdom these countries were able to recover economically without too much difficulty. Germany however particularly suffered following the war under the Treaty of Versailles, Germany was required to make monetary payments to Allies called reparations. The heavy reparations combined with the…