British and American Depression Comparison Essay by Research Group

British and American Depression
Examining what were the main differences between Britain and the U.S. during the Great Depression.
# 26030 | 3,025 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper compares and contrasts the economic situations in Britain and America during the Great Depression. Following a brief overview which highlights the timelines of the depression, comparisons between America and the United Kingdom are made in the areas of banking, the economy and the government's interventions. A conclusion section summarizes the findings. Includes charts and tables.

From the Paper:

"The Great Depression was an economic slump, in North America, Europe, and other industrialized areas of the world, that began in 1929 and lasted until about 1939 (Fearon, 1981). It was based partly on the British refusal to devalue the pound sterling, partly on the problems the European nations were facing following World War I, partly on the destruction of the system of world trade and partly on the United States economic boom of the 1920's, and partly because of the speculation in stocks which led to the stock market crash of October 1929 (Walton & Rockoff, 1998)."

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