Post-WWII Boom in Singapore Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Post-WWII Boom in Singapore
A look at the causes of the post-WWII boom in Singapore.
# 141762 | 1,500 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Political Science (Non-U.S.) , Asian Studies (General)

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The paper relates that the post-1945 economic miracle that is Singapore owes in part to the ruination of the 1942-1945 Japanese occupation that gave the colony nowhere to go but up, and to the directive governance of PM Lee and the continuing PAP. The paper looks at Singaporean society, the national service system and the build up of growth risks above basic needs and social security.

From the Paper:

"Singapore was devastated by a 3-year Japanese occupation after the island's fall in February 1942, thousands of Allied forces taken off as slave labour into occupied Asia, others executed on site. The Imperial Japanese Army murdered perhaps 50,000 Chinese of Singapore and Malaysia known to have sent relief to occupied China after 1933, others killed at random. The occupation was a time of relentless fear and near starvation for civilians, much of the island's infrastructure destroyed, the morale of the people extremely low. Nevertheless, from the economic and human..."

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