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3- Examine the economic prosperity of the United States after World War I. Why
was the US prosperous, and in what areas?
Was this prosperity a global
phenomenon? Did everyone in the country experience prosperity? Why or why
not? Were dark clouds of economic catastrophe looming by the end of the 1920s?
What were they?
World War 1 was called The Great War before they called it WW1 because they
didn't know that World War 2 would happen. Why was US prosperous and in what areas?
After the end of the First World War, the economy of United States experienced a boom.
This was because of the increased demand for US goods. The increase of US goods was
because the US industries were not directly affected or damaged by the war. The US was
prosperous in increased consumer demand and technological advances.
Some of the technological innovations that emerged as a result of World War 1
Tanks; commonly referred to as armored land ships, tanks were developed by
allies in 1915. The name was coined as a result of their resemblance to war tanks. The
first time these war machines were used was during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette. They
proved to be inefficient resulting in the death of its own occupants rather than killing the
Machine guns; before the commencement of WWI, the most popular firing
weapon was the Gatling gun. It had a close resemblance to the cannon and weighed about
as much. However these guns we soon replaced by the Vickers gun and the Lewis gun
which were built with mobility in mind. Their portability made them efficient and
Tactical air support; It all began with the Wright brothers inventing the airplane.
The technology used to build them was further advanced and soon airplanes were being
used all over for reconnaissance purposes during WW1. These airplanes were built such
that they could carry heavy bombs and machine guns while at the same time maintaining
maneuverability. Others technologies include; Poisonous gas and Sanitary napkins.
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