After he became president, Stroessner ruled for eight terms a total of 35 years. He improved Paraguay’s economy at an astonishing rate primarily by building the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world in Itaipu Dam. Stroessner’s rule actually helped the country a great deal, but he always made sure he was in absolute control. The power of his military was unstoppable; the people had no freedoms and they were completely at Stroessner’s mercy. In 1988 Stroessner was elected into his eighth successive term as president but he was overthrown by a military coup in 1989.
Industry was a main contributor to the economy of Russia and Finance Minister Sergei Witte (1892-1903) targeted output in particular as a means of transforming the economy. One example of Witte in action is the change in coal output: in 1890 it was 5.9 million tonnes (before Witte took over as Finance Minister) but in 1900 it had increased to 16.1 million tonnes. That is nearly tripling the output in those ten years. Furthermore, in 1913 it was 35.4 million tonnes (still increasing because of Witte) however it dipped in 1916 to 33.8 million tonnes. This could be because of two things: the war or the unsustainability of his policies.
This is partly due to a combination of factors of which are poor planning and tactics, African American violence and a lack of federal government support. The major reason that the campaigns in the north weren't nearly as successful was due to the lack of federal and local government support, something which was integral to the success of many of the southern campaigns, notably Birmingham and Little rock. The relationship between Johnson and the organisers of the movement was strained because of disagreements over the Mississippi Freedom summer in 1964. Also, King made errors in declaring his stance over the Vietnam War, as he stated that he was anti-war supporter. This would hinder the chances of success in the Northern campaigns because Johnson refused to back and involve himself any further in the campaigns.
English 12 September 10, 2013 Reagan in the 80’s – Did he help or hurt America? In 1980, troubled by an unstable economy, a hostage crisis overseas, and the end of prior administrations that were not trusted, America elected Ronald Reagan by a landslide margin of victory over Jimmy Carter. At sixty-nine years old, he was the oldest President to be elected. He was born in a small town in Illinois and served two terms as California governor starting in 1966. Reagan's track record proved to be very strong and included welfare cuts, decreasing the number of state employees, and halting radical student protesters.
Labour promised to create a New Jerusalem, a prosperous country where all strive for the better. However, Source A states that “They had disastrously overestimated Britain’s ability to export”, Britain needed to create money for itself after America’s Lend Lease policy which left Britain in debt for over 50 years, Britain was unable to export a sufficient amount of goods to provide itself with enough money to stabilize the economy, the source follows up with “underestimated her need for dollars”. Britain’s way of dealing with debt was to create more debt for itself; John Maynard Keynes went over to the United States in order to ask America for a loan without interest, the loan which was bestowed upon Britain by the United States and Canada was $9.5 billion. One of the reasons Labour was unable to create a New Jerusalem was due to the fact that they were unable to shut down the debt which anchored Britain’s economy, Labour had little funds to initiate its promises and plans, leading to the failure of a New Jerusalem. Another reason that Labour failed to build a New Jerusalem was the fact that they were unable to upkeep their promise of housing.
Research Paper President Obama's New Deal vs. President Roosevelt's New Deal The original new deal that was proposed by President Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930's during the great depression many columnists believe that it has been revamped into something that President Barack Obama believes can jumpstart the American economy. Since both of these men are from the Democratic Party and were voted into office by the American people under the promise that they would and could help jumpstart the economy that would lead to a decrease in unemployment. They both had a huge responsibility to the American people to hit the ground running. And although the similarities of the deals are almost to uncanny to be coincidence they each had key ideas on how to get the American people back into the workforce. I will be focusing on just a few key areas that have been struck due to the recession for President Obama and the Great Depression for President Roosevelt and how each man either fixed the problem or is attempting to.
Hitler’s rise to power in January of 1933 was not something which suddenly occurred overnight. Despite a rapid turn of events which lead to Hitler’s appointment of Chancellor (subsequently leading to the Nazi dictatorship), there were multiple turning points which enabled Hitler to gain power through clever manipulation of situations he was not responsible for and the use of his associates to his advantage. By 1929 Germany stumbled upon a calamity when the Wall Street crash occurred, affecting global economies. As most of the German loans were from America disaster struck when these were cut. Unemployment hurtled upwards from 1.5 million to 4.3 million in just one year and had risen to 6 million by 1932.
It is not accurate to say that the most important result of the collectivisation of agriculture was that it imposed communist control on the country side. Stalin’s main aim was to collectivise agriculture which in turn would increase industrialisation and would mean that Russia was no longer behind Western nations. Collectivisation did benefit the development of Russian industry as the large farms increased efficiency meaning fewer people were needed and farms and more people were available to work in industry and accelerate industrialisation. This is evidenced by the fact that by 1939 50% of the population was working class and 19 million had left the countryside for the city to escape famine and find work. As well as this collectivisation doubled the amount of grain production in the years 1928 to 1935 meaning more grain was exported.
Subsequently, Argentina became one of the world 10th wealthiest nations based on rapid expansion of agriculture and foreign investment in infrastructure. In 1992 president Menem imposed peso-dollar parity to decrease the hyperinflation, adopt far-reaching market-based policies and dismantling a web of protectionist trade and business regulations, and implement an ambitious privatization program. These reforms contributed to significant increases in investment and growth with stable prices through most of the 1990s. Unfortunately, extensive corruption in the administrations of President Menem and President Fernando De la Rua (elected in 1999) shook confidence and destabilized the recovery. Also, while convertibility crushed inflation, its permanence damaged Argentina's export competitiveness and created chronic deficits in the current account of the balance of payments, which were financed by massive borrowing.
 How difficult a challenge did Jack Welch face in 1981? How effectively did he assume control? When Welch became CEO in April 1981, the US economy was in recession, with high interest rates and a strong dollar exacerbating the problem. But, contrary to the notion that Welch inherited a moribund company, things were going quite well already. Over the course of Jones's leadership (not forget that this guy also was voted as CEO of the year), which began in 1973, revenue had grown at an average annual rate of 12 percent, and earnings had grown at 16 percent, not much different from Welch’s 20-year-performance.