France had been a lender during the conflict too, but most of its credits had been extended to Russia, which repudiated all its foreign debts after the Revolution of On the other hand, European states mobilized their populations with an efficiency that dazzled some Americans notably Theodore Roosevelt and appalled others notably Wilson.
But the gravest harm done by the depression to postwar recovery lasted long past And what about the United States?
Only the United States could fix it.
This gives the Unites States the ability to reliably feed its entire populace, at least at the current population levels. The United States might claim a broader democracy than those that prevailed in Europe. In the southern states of the US, schools, colleges and universities, buses and trains, cafes, hotels, theatres and other public places, were all segregated.
InJulius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed on charges of passing atomic secrets to the Soviet Union, in spite of protests and appeals from all over the world. Many restrictions were imposed on Iraq, including restrictions on the sale of oil, which was the only export commodity available there.