World War II - Encyclopedia of Arkansas
World War II had caused many countries to become poor because of repairs that had to be made to the country. The IMF played a very important role for these countries in order to save them from economic debt. However, many countries did not get the help that it needed. One of the IMF’s main focus was to restore Europe with loans to help its economy. But “…during the mid 1980’s the focus had switched to helping third world countries such as Africa, Asia, and Latin America.” Many leaders of the IMF were restricted by several rules that they had already created in the past. Instead of aiding Africa the IMF only hurt them because of strict laws. These laws included restrictions from privatizations, trade liberalizations, and high interest rates. The IMF is supposed to help guide third world countries to success instead of holding them back.
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During World War II, as an alternative to rationing, Americans planted “victory gardens,” in which they grew their own food. By 1945, some 20 million such gardens were in use and accounted for about 40 percent of all vegetables consumed in the U.S.
Not all American citizens were allowed to retain their independence during World War II. Just over two months after Pearl Harbor, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt (1882-1945) signed into law 9066, which resulted in the removal from their communities and the subsequent imprisonment of all Americans of Japanese descent who resided on the West Coast.