In 1919, Wilson traveled to Europe to draft the peace treaty. He was welcomed by jubilant crowds in the capitals of La Jolla the allied countries, but the welcome was sour when negotiations began in Versailles. Despite protests from Wilson, the allies imposed sweeping sanctions were distributed to Germany and its colonies. Wilson succeeded in establishing the League of Nations, but many Americans feared that the world body to drag the United States to another foreign war. A group of Republican senators imposed restrictions on the Treaty of Versailles: accept the League of Nations only with the understanding that Congress, not the League, would retain control of U.S. forces. England and France objected that no restrictions, but porfiadamente Wilson refused to amend the treaty. The President and the Congress failed to overcome their disagreement over this issue. United States never ratified the Treaty of Versailles and became part of the League of Nations.
Most Americans do not regret the failure of the treaty, as had been disappointed with the outcome of the war. After 1920, the United States became the gaze inward and withdrawal of European affairs.
On October 24, 1929, the so-called “Negro Thursday, a wave of sales of shares by the panic caused a crack originated in the Stock Exchange in New York. Once started, the collapse in share prices and other values could not stop. In 1932, thousands of banks and more than 100,000 companies had gone bankrupt. Industrial production fell by half, the agricultural income declined by more than 50 , wages fell by 60 , the new investment was reduced by 90 , and one in four workers were unemployed.
In 1933 he assumed the presidency, Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, who save the country from economic bankruptcy.
In September 1939 the Second World War erupted in Europe. Roosevelt announced that the U.S. would be neutral, but not indifferent.
In the Far East Japanese forces had invaded Manchuria (1931), China (1937) and French Indochina (July 1941). Roosevelt responded to this aggression by banning the export of scrap steel and oil to Japan and freezing Japanese credits in the United States.
By November 1941 the U.S. military planners were preparing to assault a Japanese, but an expected attack on the south to the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) rich in oil. Instead, Japanese bombers stationed on a fleet of six aircraft carriers attacked the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The surprise attack or damage hundio eight warships and destroyed nearly 200 aircraft. United States immediately declared war on Japan. Four days after Germany and Italy, allied with Japan, declared war on the United States.
The atomic mushroom after the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rises to a height of 18,000 meters.
On May 8, 1942 the Japanese threat against Australia was arrested at the Battle of the Coral Sea. In June the main Japanese fleet, which was sailing toward Hawaii, was defeated at the Battle of Midway, with a loss of four aircraft carriers. The U.S. cryptographers were experts in Japanese decrypt the keys, so the allies generally knew the layout of the Japanese navy.
Throughout the three years following the U.S. forces moved to Japan to “inter-island hopping”, ie taking some strategic islands in the Pacific and ignoring others. An allied force under the command of General Joseph W. Stillwell helped the Chinese, and troops commanded by Gen. Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines in October Ernst 1944. The island of Iwo Jima, in the central Pacific, fell into the hands of the United States in March, and Okinawa in June 1945. These two islands from the B-29 bombers launched devastating attacks against Japanese cities.
U.S. forces were prepared at once toinvade the Japanese islands. In hopes of bringing a quick end to war, President Harry Truman ordered the atomic bomb used on Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9). Japan surrendered on August 14. Nearly 200,000 civilians died in the nuclear attacks.
Jan 20 (Bloomberg) – European government bonds rose, photo two days of losses, as retreating stock markets fuel demand for the relative safety of fixed income assets .
- AP via Yahoo! Finance
A glance at the economic developments and the stock market activity in the world Tuesday: —— LONDON – The financial crisis has raised questions about the solvency of the British banks that could lead to the Bank of England to buy assets of them in the context of “weeks, not months”, the central bank of the governor, Mervyn King, said.
- The Malaysian Insider
Kuala Lumpur, January 17 Share prices on Bursa Malaysia is expected to recover next Ernst week on improving consumer sentiment and a potential upside to commodity prices, analysts said. The stock exchange composite index ended below the 900-mark on Friday. While prices are expected to restore the general sentiment is further determined by external factors, such as the Wall …
- Vit Nam News
Ha Noi The UN index slide another 2.12 points yesterday to close at 302.86, as trade hardly improved at the HCM City Stock Exchange. Trading volume reached almost 5 million shares for a turnover of about VND110 billion (U.S. 6.5 million).
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