Germans were forced to pay for various repairs across different country what inevitably caused damage to country’s economy. The instability across the nation has been consistently rising, and the ruling government had to resign. In Italy the dissatisfaction of the nation with the government has also been significant, especially taking into account the defeat at Ceporetto or the collapse of the economy, which over past years was based on manufacturing weapons and other equipment that was needed for participation in the war. Both in Italy and Germany people were desperate for a change, they needed economic growth and development. There were no jobs, poverty was spreading.
Due to this debt the government then resulted in printing money and this resulted in inflation. Inflation destroyed savings of the middle class and especially effected land owners as they relied on rent. State employees and factory workers purchasing power fell by 25% because of the value of the Iire. The state also spent 148 billion lire on the war effort and inflation increased with the price index quadrupling, and rising from 100 in 1914 to 413 in 1918. Conscription soaked up rural unemployment and some peasants grew prosperous.
The Heart of the Irish Immigrant Barb Keil ETH/125 Axia College of University of Phoenix Once on American shores the next journey begins. Some Irish Immigrants docked in Boston and some in New York where most would continue to live because they had no money to travel any further. Because of the vast amount of immigrants arriving at the same time, housing was in great demand as was jobs. Housing wasn’t much better on land than the ships they arrived in. The Irish were segregated and were forced to move to small areas called shanties or slums.
With debt already, both desperately search for jobs in an economy where job offers are limited in numbers. Jurgis and Ona also purchase a home to live in, which additionally adds to the debt they have previously gained. Determined, Jurgis believes in the American Dream that promises that he will be able to grow his wealth the harder he works. Ona’s step-mother and step-brothers and step-sisters also live with Jurgis and Ona to help earn more money from this treacherous community. During the harsh winter months, Jurgis joins a union to discover and finally understands the political corruption of business in Packingtown.
Both of these things hurt the new Irish immigrants once they arrived in America. The Irish faced many issues and prejudices when they arrived in America. One of these issues was poverty. Irish immigrants had little to no money when they arrived and because they had no money they had trouble getting out of the cities and slums. When they arrived they needed a job right away and the hard, low paying jobs were the ones they often would find.
Intense rivalry quickly developed between the Irish and working class Bostonians over these jobs. In Ireland, a working man might earn eight cents a day. In America, he could earn up to a dollar a day, a tremendous improvement. Bostonians feared being undercut by hungry Irish willing to work for less than the going rate. Their resentment, combined with growing anti-Irish and anti-Catholic sentiment among all classes in Boston led to 'No Irish Need Apply' signs being posted in shop windows, factory gates and workshop doors throughout the city.
In 1915 Italy made the decision to go to war which had many positives as well as negatives. Italy was promised a lot by joining the war however, many of those promises were not met. Furthuremore, war created division within the country and the parliament. Italy did not benefit from the war however only lost many troops and they spent more money on military services then ever. Between 1915 and 1917, Italian troops only got 10 miles inside Austrian territory.
Being Irish American has always been an a source of pride as an individual but historically being Irish in America was not something that people could hold their heads high about. The Irish were considered lowlifes and at times were treated worse the Blacks, who were once keeps as slaves (Schaefer, 2006). The major influx of Irish immigration to the United States began as a result of the potato crop failure and famine in Ireland. During the immigration period nearly one million Irish arrived in America (Gone to America, 2000). Irish immigrates arrived in Boston and New York City and migrated to other cities such as Cincinnati, Chicago and Pittsburgh.
The immigrants perseverance and courage gave them the strength to make it to America; however, the newcomers would not know that this nation of success would only bring the newcomers more oppression far beyond their homeland and for years to come. Prior to the 1840’s, the Irish were struggling to survive in their native land as a result of the Potato Famine. The Potato Famine
The people were desperate for jobs because of the world depression that had occurred. Plus the people were mainly farmers and were tied to the land. Money was poured into churches and monasteries rather than developing sustainable business or agriculture. Jobs were scarce, and it was very hard to make a living and support families. This caused the people to flock to America and seek new job opportunities.