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Great Depression

the DEPRESSION that was experienced by many countries in the decade 1929–39. The Great Depression was associated with very high UNEMPLOYMENT levels and low production and INVESTMENT levels in North America and Europe, and with falling levels of INTERNATIONAL TRADE.
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It is betraying its people in a time of great crisis. Through silence and complicity, or by taking part directly in the running propaganda war against Syria on the pretext of its non-existent chemical attack, some UN member states are also failing Syria, too timid and tradition-bound to warn of the terrible new dangers that the region is facing.
In the last two decades the world's most important emerging economic region has seen two great crisis periods, which in large part stemmed from vagaries associated with the global reserve currency, the US dollar.
The events of his reign are well known, but historians have made widely disparate conclusions about the kind of person he was, ranging in extremes from a diabolical religious fanatic and warlord to an innovative statesman and defender of the faith in times of great crisis. As one such author wrote in the eighteenth century, "'No character was ever drawn by different historians in more opposite colors than that of Philip"' (xvi).
"Actually, this seems to be the basic need of the human heart in nearly every great crisis - a good hot cup of coffee." - Alexander King
"I have felt that in this great crisis of our nation's history, everyone ought to do what he can to help.
Under the third system, organized in the wake of the great crisis of the third century, the provision of security became an increasingly heavy burden on society, which was unevenly distributed: empire became self-serving, with tax collectors, administrators, and soldiers of much greater use to one another than to the society at large.
The American consumer felt the full force of a wrenching balance sheet recession during the Great Crisis of 2008-2009.
Events indicate that Turkey is entering a great crisis, but I realized during my conversation with Fausto that for this moment our country appears less bad than his country, at least with regard to the economy.
At times of great crisis or stress someone who maybe you didn't have much time for can step up and maybe not win your affection - but at least win your respect.
Summary: The recent Greek drama may have transfixed Europe, but the great crisis in Europe's east has not gone away.
"Great crisis care exists - it needs to be available for everyone."
Addressing popular delegations that visited his home in Rabieh, Aoun said that Lebanon was going through a great crisis, in addition to the non-election of the president.

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