1941-5 Enormous War Cost, Destruction in Europe & Asia

US Marshall Plan, Communist Containment, Cold War Results

 

1950+ Korea, Mideast, Vietnam Conflicts

1947 India Independent, 1953 USSR Develops Nuclear Weapons

 

1959+ USSR Claims ' We Will Bury You'

1960 US Campaigns on Missle Gap, Neglects Economic Intelligence

 

1961 Ike Warns of Military Industrial Complex

1960+ USSR Split with China, US-USSR Confrontation in Cuba

 

1950+ US Begins Decline from Peak of Nearly Half of World GDP

1950+ US and OECD Continue, GDP/Capita Growth, 1990+ BRIC Rise

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1950+ Trade Far Exceed GDP Growth

1950+ US Shifts from Net Exporter to Enormous Importer

 

1960+ Globalizers Outpermorm other Countries in Economic Growth

1968+ US Income Gap Begins Widening, 1980+ Marginal Tax Rates Drop

 

1980+ Trade and Federal Budget Deficits Raise National Debt

$14 Trillion US Debt, 50% External Debt to Asia

 

1920+ US Becomes More Urban than Rural, Now 80% Urban

 

1956+ US Housing and Interstates Speed Growth of Suburbs

 

1803+ US Oliver Evans Spurs Steam, Motor Vehicle Advances

Railroad Growth Ensure Century Delay of Motor Vehicle Industry

 

1885+ Germans Develop Auto and Internal Combustion Engine

1903+ Ford Perfects Mass AutoProduction to Lower Costs

 

1890+ Morgan Supports Trusts for Cost Effectiveness

1900+ Roosevelt Fights Agains Monopolies

 

1901+ Texas and Western Oilfields Support Los Cost Gasoline for Autos

1913 Ike Caravan for Better Roads, 1956 Interstate Highways

 

1907 Baekeland Ushers In Century of Plastics, Petrochemicals

1914+ DuPont Acquires GM Control with Raskob, Installs Sloan

1930 Dupont Carothers Discovers Neoprene, 1935 Nylon

1936+ Petrochemical Supply for Polyethelene and Other Synthetics

 

1937 Chevron Discovers Saudi Oil

1941 Women in US Workforce, 1945+ GI Bill for Returning Veterans

 

1886+ Fight for Industrial Unions at Haymarket, Homestead, Michigan

 

1930's Union Triumph in Autos Add to Coal, Rail Dominance

1960+ Union Decline as Technology, Services Grow, Factories Fall

 

1900+ Marconi Wireless, 1920+ Sarnoff Radio Broadcasting

1927 Farnsworth Invents TV in SF, 1939 RCA TV at NY Fair

 

1820 Babbage Difference Engine Foreshadows Modern Computer

Ada Lovelace Explains Computer, First Software Developer

 

1947 Mauchly and Eckert Vacuum Tube ENIAC Computer

1947 Brittain, Bardeen, Schockley Invent Transistor at Bell Labs

 

1959 Kilby, Noyce Invent Integrated Circuit

1960+ IBM Introduces 360 Mainframe Computers, 1968 Intel Formed

 

1968 Arpanet Precursor to Internet Based on Pcket Switching

1993+ Mosaic Developed as Web Browser

 

1977 Apple II. 1978 Microsoft Founded

1980 Englebart Mouse, 1980 IBM PC

 

1903 Wright Brothers Pioneer Manned Flight

1930's Douglas DC3 Catalyst for Profitable Commercial Aviation

 

1938 UK Whittle Perfects Jet Engine for Aviation

1978 Airlines First Major Move to US De Regulation

 

1941-45 Kaiser Revolutionizes Rapic Libery Ship Production

1956 Trucker McClean Introduces Containerization

 

1956+ Containerization Revolutionizes Cost of Ocean Transport

Containization Growth Supports Overseas Factories

 

1970+ Japan Shifts to Electronic, Auto Exports

1980's Deming Helps Japan Quality and Productivity

 

1978+ Deng Consolidates China Power, Implements Market Econonics

1980+ Rapid Economic Growth, High Saving, Little Political Reform

 

1978+ Deng Leads China in Pragmatic Rapid Growth

1979+ USSR Invades Afghanistan, Stagnates Economically

 

1980's Geriatric USSR Rulers Supplemanted by Gorbachev Reforms

1984+ Gorbachev Introduces Economic and Political Reform

 

1989 Eastern Europe Free, 1991 USSR Dissolves

1991+ India Reforms, China Continues Spectacular Growth

 

2000+ Economic Growth and Power Increasingly in Asia