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After emerging from Word War Two or the Second Great War the US had been shaped into a prosperous world power with a strong economy high respect from other nations as well having as a changing and developing home front The countrys involvement in the war and the consequences of its actions during the fight were the main causes of many of the changes that lead to this era of success Before WWII the US had been stuck in the throes of the Great Depression and its economy was completely ravaged Despite the governments best efforts little improvement was being made and it seemed the depression would never end However once the US entered the war and even before then when it made the commitment to aid the Allies the need for war products boosted the economy tremendously After soldiers were deployed to fight unemployment decreased drastically and once these soldiers returned they were sent to school thanks to the passing of the GI Bill which improved the quality of Americas work force The more educated work force was more able to take higher level jobs which created a shift in the economy from the industrial sector to the service sector especially for women who had taken the place of the soldiers who were away There was almost no actual fighting that took place in the US and therefore there was much less reconstruction that needed to be done there meaning that the USs prosperity from increased production stayed in the country and in the peoples pockets This gave America an economic advantage over much of Europe which had tremendous damage from the war to recover from and made it much more of an international power than beforeBesides Americas boosted economy which gave it the resources to control many exchanges in the world and interact with other dominant powers of the time its choices during the war and more specifically in determining the
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