Which came first? The great depression or the cold war
The Great Depression began on October 29, 1929, it was referred to as "Black Tuesday," when losses in the stock market reached $16,000,000,000. The Great Depression lasted a full decade, only seeing the beginning of recovery in 1939 as the United States began to build its armed forces in the face of World War II. The Cold War began officially at the end of World War II, September 2, 1945, & lasted until December 26, 1991. Some economists have been comparing recent economic troubles to the Great Depression.
Updated on Monday, February 06 2012 at 01:31PM EST