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Europe's Third World: The European Periphery in the Interwar Years. Modern Economic and Social History Series.
Economic historians have perennially addressed the intriguing question of comparative development, asking why some countries develop much faster and further than others. Focusing primarily on Europe between 1914 and 1939, this volume explores the development of thirteen countries that could be considered "economically backwards" during this period: Albania, Bulgaria, ...more
ebook, 230 pages
Published January 28th 2006 by Ashgate Publishing
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Here's a condensed version, with each item applying to most but not all of the countries under discussion: $country emerged from the First World War as a sovereign country for the first time, with bad war losses to both population and infrastructure, and an economy centered around agricultural production. The postwar government started out with a democratic constitution, and had to pursue some degree of land reform and currency stabilization, the effects of the latter depending a lot on the ...more
Derek Aldcroft is Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of Leicester, where he previously served as processor of economic history. He received his Ph.D. from Manchester University in 1962, and was chairman of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Transport History from 1971 until 1978 and served on the editorial board of Business History Review from 1971 until 1973.More about Derek Howard Aldcroft...