The great depression was a time of pessimistic views, the rise of physics and psychology, and the rein of a great power. Key concept 6.1 states “Researchers made rapid advances in science that spread throughout the world, assisted by the development of new technology.” Many advanced people of history lived in this time like Einstein who contributed to technological advances in physics.
Belief systems, philosophies and ideologies played a major role in this time period (Theme 2) Einstein one of many struck the first blow with his theory of special relativity. More so Werner Heisenberg made the theory deeper with his version called the uncertainty principle. Both of these two principles shaped the world that we live in today. Every innovation in physics is due to the thinking of a few men. Among the innovations of the day architecture sprung into a different realm. “The modernistic trends in architecture coalesced with the opening of Bauhaus, an institution that brought together architects, designers, and painters from several countries.”
Communism, fascism, and socialism also play a major role in the post war depression. Communism in Russia started the civil war also known as the communism war. Lenin and Bolshevik ruled from the working class but socialist victory did not bring peace to the land. Opposition to the Bolshevik party now called themselves the Russian Communist party. A civil war broke out between the red terror communist and the opposing whites which also shaped the modern ruling style of Russia. The new victors and rulers of Russia began to move to nationalism but they called it war communism. Fascism in general is just a people pleasing form of nationalism that applied to the middle class that was not pleased with their government after the Great War. Socialism among many was the major uprising because it led to the start of the second Great War. Hitler the main power of Germany went to a few political parties that affected the view...
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