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  • 1. Joe Boisvert - InstructorNOAH’S ARK RUSSIAN/ SOVIETHISTORY US CONDITIONS VS.USSR
  • 2. US vs. USSR USSR  USA War Dead 8 Million  War Dead ~425,000 plus  No Purges Stalin’s Purges 40 to 90  Coming out of the Million over 30 plus Depression before the years war Population 138,739,892  War not fought of US War Fought on Soviet Soil Soil Most Cities Greatly  No major damage in Damaged US
  • 3. 1945 -1950 USSR  US Large Soviet Army taking  After Surrender of Japan over Eastern Europe US Army going home Scientist and Spies  Developed Atomic Bomb Developing Atomic during War Bomb  No Infrastructure Communist System problems quite the Crumbling opposite/ manufacturing Infrastructure/ and ship and plane roads, trains airports/ building strong cities/ bridges/ cars
  • 4. 1950 USSR  US Strong Army, weak  Smaller Army, Strong consumer economy Nuclear Threat Housing Shortages  Housing Boom, new Food Shortages house every 16 minutes in US – Levittown – Stalin Still in Power Growth of Suburbs Purges continue, Gulags Continue  Most Prisoners sent back to Germany High number of German Prisoners  Some Scientist encouraged to stay Spies Everywhere  Spying Still in Place
  • 5. 1945-1987 USSR  US Literacy almost 100%  Literacy 99% note only Life Expectancy after fall of means people 15 and above Communalism 60 who can read and write at some level Low birth rate  Life Expectancy 78.7 Over 65 years of age only half as many men as woman  Birth rate after the war Baby Boomer year 300 births an Largest Land Mass in the hour World – to cold to dry little access to ocean ports  Half the Size of Russia, good weather lots of water ports 138,739,892 people in 2011  Population 313,232,044 in 2011