Here are two simple diagrams to expand on John Green’s CrashCourse material around debt from both an international and American perspective that we discussed in class this morning. It is amazing to see how debt both serves to build the post WWI economies of America and Europe, which ultimately impacts the nationalistic agendas and increased tariffs moving into the 1930s.

CrashCourse – Roaring Twenties
CrashCourse – Great Depression


PostWWI Debt

PostWWI Debt2