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1 Chapter 29 The Aftermath of War ( ) 29.1 Notes Western Europe in the 1920’s Starter p. 650, 3-5

2 I. Economic problems in Britain A.German Subs had destroyed 40% of British Merchant Ships B.Competing with Japan an U.S. in trade C.Nations imposed tariffs D.Technology outdated E.1920 – Unemployment 25% F.Owed war debt to US G.Germany could not pay reparations

3 II.An Independent Ireland A.Fought for freedom from Brits for centuries B.Irish Republican Army C.1921 – Brits divided Ireland into 2 parts 1. Southern – Catholic Irish Free State 2. Northern – Protestant part of Great Britain a. Catholics in Northern Ireland

4 III.Postwar Recovery in France A.Western Front Destroyed B.20,000 Factories Destroyed C.Began to rebuild after the war D.Stabilized economy E.Built Maginot Line 1. Fortification along German Border

5 IV. German Inflation A.Huge Reparations 1. $33 Billion 2. Tried printing more money to pay for it 3. Caused huge inflation 4. Savings became worthless 5. The US lent money to Germany to pay reparations until the economy stabilized

6 V. The Diplomacy of Peace A.League of Nations 1. US, Russia and Germany not members 2. No way to enforce peace

7 29.2 Notes Changing Patterns of Life Starter p. 653, 2-5

8 I. Expanded Horizons for Women A.Women’s suffrage expanded globally B.Some stayed in the workforce C.More independent D.Fashion changed

9 II. The Impact of New Technology A.Electric Irons B.Vacuum Cleaners C.Canned and Packaged Foods D.Commercial Airline Service E.Use of cars increased F.Radio G.Movie theater

10 III. Postwar Currents of Thought A.Writers wrote of the horrors of war B.Influenced by Sigmund Freud

11 IV. Modern Painting A.Abstract 1. Cubism – Picasso 2. Dada – Meaninglessness


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