ECONOMIC POLICIES IN THE BOOK “THE FORGOTTEN MAN” The Economic Policies in the book “The Forgotten Man” Name school Professor course Next to the politically-motivated Civil War, a historical account which has changed the landscape of another significant system in the United States is the Great Depression. In particular, the American economic structure was negatively transformed as manifested by the collapse of the stock market when the country became part of World War II in the early 1900s. Additionally, the nation was faced with a disastrous economic struggle and the unemployment rate escalated. History and the Americans then attributed such harmful situation to the two leaders of the country. Initially, President Herbert Hoover was attacked for being ill-advised and his apparent unsuccessful governance.
What Evans means by this is that the desperation of the people led them to polarising their votes and seeing radical leaders like Hitler as a solution to the mess that Germany had become. Hitler took advantage of this, and from there was able to play a huge role in the collapse of the Weimar Republic. The economic strain that Germany was placed under was also a major impact of the Depression on the collapse of the Republic. Firstly, the Depression had the obvious impact of the debt rising and the banking crises however, there were a number other impacts. Germany relied heavily on international trade for resources; almost one third of their resources came from overseas.
The public were very weary of these actions by the Roosevelt Administration as the advancing of socialism in America. A Second New Deal was created to target to failing financial system that was in deep danger. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal
“Assess the view that the collapse of the Weimar Republic was primarily due to the appeal of Hitler and his Nazi party” The Weimar Republic government was riddled with weakness and incompetence in a variety of crucial social, economic and political areas. This caused the influence of the Nazi Party, which through its charismatic and nationalistic leader, Adolf Hitler, it gained a large amount of support. However it was due to the Weimar Republic’s own failings that the Nazi Party became appealing and as a result the Weimar Republic was brought to its inevitable demise in 1933 with Hitler ready to take the reigns. When the Treaty of the Versailles was signed in 1919, the government was making a very unpopular decision amongst the citizens, as it a result lead to the downfall of the Weimar Republic. The Treaty caused humiliation and shock amongst the citizens of the country, much of the political backlash was due to the fact that the Allies were dictating to Germany the harsh terms of the war reparations, which was seen as absurd by many citizens as they did not feel as if they were responsible for starting the war nor did they feel as though they had lost.
The religion of Christianity promoted enlightened people to question the ideology of their God and lean more towards a scientific method in order to look at the world around them. The church used superstition, threats of eternal damnation, and promises of heaven, to control masses of ignorant people in Europe, since the time of the crusades. It represented a wealthy capitalist organization, like a huge cooperation, exploiting the spiritual needs common to many humans especially at that time period. A great example of how Christianity stifled social change is the idea that the earth was the center of the solar system. Astronomers such as Galileo knew that the sun was the center rather than the earth, but the church suppressed new ideas and new information from reaching the people.
Explain why the TUC called a general strike in 1926? Between 1918 and 1923 there were many economic problems facing Britain, which led to the miners not being happy with working pay and conditions. The miners formed a triple alliance with the transport workers and railway men. This means if the miners went on strike, the other 2 would also strike, causing a mass disruption to Britain. The first signs of disruption that led to the general strike was the fact that other countries such as Poland were becoming a more predominant exporter of coal, and the only way to stop Britain’s coal industry was to higher the price of coal, extend miners working hours and reduce pay.
All of these terms are what led Germany to economic and political instability in the years 1919-23. One of the terms of the treaty, which caused economic instability, were the reparations Germany had to pay for the war. The figure was set at £6.6 billion and undoubtedly Germany would not be able to pay this figure. The English economist, John Maynard Keynes, feared in 1919 that the reparation set would fundamentally weaken the economy of Germany with consequences for the whole of Europe. George Clemenceau aimed to cripple the German economy with the high reparations figure.
Introduction: (Thesis) Huxley’s Brave New World goes well with the Marxist Theory through the breakdown of society and government control of Soma, The Incompatibility of Happiness and Truth, and The Consumer Society. Example One: (Soma) Supporting Fact from Text: Soma is a drug to feel instant satisfaction to control the World State’s population. It also represents the use of religion to control the society. It’s a symbol of the power influence of science and technology on society. “And if anything should go wrong, there’s soma”.
If scientific advancement is left uninhibited, it is likely to lead to the destruction of current human values to the point where science is both treated as a god and a demon. “Fordship, our Ford and A.F.”, through the use of parody of terms such as “Our Lord” and “Lordship”, Huxley highlights a religious view towards that of Henry Ford, elevating him to the position of God. This shows that through relentless following of scientific advancement, humans have come to treat science as a God, it becoming their ruler. However, it is also shown that science is also treated as a demon by some, “Science is dangerous; We have to keep it most carefully chained and muzzled”, through the use of irony, of how although throughout the book humanity’s beliefs revolved around science, it is also shown that science is fake and manipulated. Huxley demonstrates that by leaving progress unchecked, it will eventually be manipulated by the government, to suit their needs.
Communism in the Cold War "The seeds of totalitarian regimes are nurtured by misery and want, they spread and grow in the evil soil of the poverty and strife. They reach their full growth when the hope of a people for a better life has died. We must keep that hope alive." as said by Harry S. Truman on march 12, 1947 in The Truman Doctrine. While Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy all had the same same Cold War intention of ending communism, their ways of achieving their goal were different.The Cold War was an angry dispute between the United States and the Soviet Union about whether we should spread or contain communism (Ayres 817).