The Great Depression
The Great Depression is a term given to a period from 1929 to the mid-1930's during which most countries around the world were affected by a severe economic recession. Economic recessions usually occur after a period of prosperity or a boom. The Depression was caused by the collapse of share prices on the Wall Street Stock Exchange in New York, USA. Read about The Wall Street Crash here.
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The Great Depression, 1929 - 1941
Depressions, Economic - History, Twentieth Century
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