World War II And The Great Society

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Which has proven to be more impactful on American History: World War II and the New Deal, or the Vietnam War and the Great Society? Both wars were brutal and changed the lives of many Americans, and both programs, the New Deal and the Great Society, had huge impacts on the poverty rates in the United States.

World War II in Europe began on September 3rd, 1939, when the Prime Minister of Britain, Neville Chamberlain, declared war on Germany. Thanks to the Allied and Axis powers systems, many of the world’s countries were involved in this massive war. Germany’s unprovoked attack on Poland was the start of World War II. The war was six years long, resulted in over 60 million deaths, and involved Germany, Italy and Japan on the side of the Axis power, and Britain, France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, The Soviet Union, China and the United States of America.

The Second World War in Europe was very impactful on American history. For the United States, the Great Depression and World War II qualify as the most important economical event of the 20th century. World War II itself decisively ended the Great Depression in U.S., and the federal government emerged from the war as a powerful economic leader, able to regulate economical activity and to partially control the economy through spending and consumption. American industry was revitalized during the Second World War. The urgent need for military supplies and weapons such as guns, tanks, ammo, aircrafts, and other…

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