World history/WHME102/Interwar years/The Great Depression

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Crowds outside the Bank of United States in New York after its failure in 1931

Read the below article. As you do so, consider the following questions:

  • What caused the Great Depression?
  • How did the Depression effect the lives of ordinary people?
  • What were the impacts of the Great Depression for non-Western countries?

Michael Adas, 'The story of the World Wide Great Depression and how it effected the 20th Century', One-Half Century of Crisis, 1914-1945, World History International, 1992.

Imagine you were living during the 1930s. What would your life be like? Post your thoughts on WEnotes below. For example:

  • It is a daily struggle to ...
  • My money ...

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