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Facing the World: Defense Spending and International Trade in the Pacific Northwest Since World War II (Paperback)
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Facing the World: Defense Spending and International Trade in the Pacific Northwest Since World War II (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 30/05/2020
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Before World War II, the Pacific Northwest states of Washington and Oregon were, by and large, thinly-populated backwaters of the United States. Even the big cities of Portland and Seattle were dependent upon agricultural industries, especially timber, for their economic health. That all changed during World War II and the Cold War. By the dawn of the new millennium, the Northwest sported a more diversified economy. Beer, tourism, and tech moved in alongside timber and wheat as the region's mainstay industries. In Washington, especially, a national security state, necessitated by the Cold War, set up shop as a second economic behemoth, even as debates over the costs and consequences of the new Atomic Age raged. Facing The World highlights these changes, as well as the politicians, businesses, and ordinary people that helped bring them about.

Publisher: Oregon State University
ISBN: 9780870719905
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

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