The more extreme forms of state control of economic and social life experienced by the states of Eastern and Central Europe may be seen as imported from, or imposed by, the Soviet Union, though many of these states had formerly been used to a high degree of government direction and were experiencing some of the worst problems of post-war dislocation and poverty.
Devastation and Recovery The relentless advance of Allied forces in and achieved a victory, so complete as to prevent any revival of the defeated regimes.
This was not yet apparent to most observers, for the very name of the major step towards the European unity, the European Coal and Steel Community, demonstrates that the economic common sense of the time prioritised coal and heavy industry.
These troops, popularly known as Chinditsplayed a crucial role in halting the Japanese advance into South Asia. The propaganda certainly helped the government to achieve its goal of mobilizing American women. Probably, again as with most social developments, it is more realistic to see the war as, at best, giving a push, and perhaps only a brief one, to change.
Marwick also argued that both world wars had seen more women employed in a wider range of occupations and that, afterwomen were to enjoy greater opportunities and a more equal position in society.
There was also a movement in the opposite direction as Latvians and other Baltic people and numerous other ethnic groups, such as Crimean Tartars, were forcibly moved eastwards by the Soviet authorities.
Still, nurses in Bataan had to care for to men apiece.