National And International Events During The 20th Century Essay

1076 Words Nov 30th, 2015 5 Pages
Over the course of the 20th century national and international level events played a large part in shaping the Pacific Northwest. In the past events that occurred outside of the Pacific Northwest directly impacted the region because of it being hinterland dependent on the economy of countries outside of the region such as England and China. This trend continued during the 20th century too and although the region did not remain a hinterland during this time, it continued to grow and change based on events occurring outside of the region on the national and global level. These events affected the region economically, through the depression and multiple wars occurring during this time, and socially through the removal of the Japanese and the increased immigration of African Americans. All together these factors shaped and molded the Pacific Northwest to create what it is today.
National and international events had a major impact on the economy of the Pacific Northwest. During the 20th century there took place a large economic downturn in the industrial world, and countless people went unemployed. Called the Great Depression, it impacted all of the United States, but it had the greatest impact on the Pacific Northwest, especially Washington. The unemployment numbers increased and the Northwest economy went stagnant. Several of the residents were compelled share their jobs and many businesses reduced their employees work hours and wages, thus resulting in an increased amount of…

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