Discuss the geo-political, economic and social repercussions of World War-II on European countries.

Geo-Political repercussions

  • Germany was divided into four zones under the control of the United States, Britain, France, and Former Soviet Union.
  • Europe was polarised. While Soviet Union with communist regime acquired many eastern European countries, Western Europe was dominated by capitalist and democratic spheres controlled by Britain, US and France.
  • Cold war developed between United States and USSR

Economic repercussions

  • Huge damage was caused to infrastructure by bombings during the war.
  • Europe faced food crisis and suffered from high inflation rate
  • European countries accumulated massive debt to United States and other countries

Social repercussions

  • The war caused severe Refugee crisisin the continent
  • Holocaust heavily affected the Jews population in the world
  • The war left a huge population of widows and orphans in its wake
Question for UPSC Mains:
Discuss the geo-political, economic and social repercussions of World War-II on European countries. (150 words, 10 Marks)

Published: January 25, 2018 | Modified:June 27, 2019

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