Tag Archives: economy

Wall Street Black Thursday

A brief explanation of the origins of the Wall Street Crash

Thursday the 24th October 1929, known as Black Thursday, is generally accepted as the first day of the Wall Street Crash.

The Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression

Overview of the Wall Street Crash in 1929 and the subsequent Great Depression.

Dow Jones in the Great Depression

Account of the Dow Jones at its lowest point in the Great Depression

On the 8th July 1932, the Dow Jones Industrial Average – a key indicator of the value of America’s biggest companies – fell to its lowest point during the Great Depression that began with the Wall Street Crash.

The impact of the Great Depression on Germany

A brief overview of the economic, social and political impact of the Great Depression on Germany. Extract from History File.

New Economic Policy

Why did Lenin introduce the New Economic Policy in 1921?

First Five-Year Plan

The USSR’s first Five-Year Plan

On the 1st October 1928, the Soviet Union introduced Joseph Stalin’s first five-year plan.