What did it Mean to Win in World War II?
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This paper views certain characteristics of seven protagonists of World War II during the postwar decade to determine if therein might be found some insight concerning winning. China, France, Germany, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics USSR, the United Kingdom UK, and the United States of America US are appraised with respect to both national productivity and individual well-being. The statistics used are those pertaining to production of crude steel and electric energy, per capita gross national product, infant mortality, and diffusion of the private automobile. There appears to be little if any correlation between recovery and progress during the postwar decade and victory or defeat. Postwar well-being for the individual person depended more on whether or not his country was Communist ruled rather than whether the country was a winner or loser in war.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Government and Political Science
- Humanities and History
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics