Cities in the Great Depression

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Throughout the industrial world, cities were hit hard during the Great Depression, beginning in 1929 and lasting through most of the 1930s.wikipedia
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Great Depression

DepressionThe Great DepressionDepression era
Throughout the industrial world, cities were hit hard during the Great Depression, beginning in 1929 and lasting through most of the 1930s.
Cities around the world were hit hard, especially those dependent on heavy industry.

Harry Hopkins

Harry L. HopkinsHarry Lloyd Hopkins[Harry] Hopkins
With Harry Hopkins his majordomo, Roosevelt used the WPA as a national political machine.
He was concerned with rural areas but increasingly focused on cities in the Great Depression.

Mersey Tunnels

Mersey TunnelTunnelsMersey Railway Tunnel
Grandiose projects included the Wythenshawe Estate, the Mersey Tunnel and the Manchester Central Library.

Manchester Central Library

Library TheatreCentral LibraryManchester Library Theatre
Grandiose projects included the Wythenshawe Estate, the Mersey Tunnel and the Manchester Central Library.

Southern Ontario

SouthernGreat LakesOntario
The hardest-hit cities were the heavy industry centers of Southern Ontario.

Hamilton, Ontario

HamiltonHamilton, ONCity of Hamilton
They included Hamilton (Canada's largest steel center), Toronto, Tilbury, and Windsor, an automotive manufacturing center linked to its larger neighbour, Detroit.

Toronto

Toronto, OntarioToronto, CanadaToronto, ON
They included Hamilton (Canada's largest steel center), Toronto, Tilbury, and Windsor, an automotive manufacturing center linked to its larger neighbour, Detroit.

Tilbury, Ontario

Tilbury
They included Hamilton (Canada's largest steel center), Toronto, Tilbury, and Windsor, an automotive manufacturing center linked to its larger neighbour, Detroit.

Windsor, Ontario

WindsorWindsor, ONWindsor, Canada
They included Hamilton (Canada's largest steel center), Toronto, Tilbury, and Windsor, an automotive manufacturing center linked to its larger neighbour, Detroit.

Western Canada

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The Prairie Provinces and Western Canada were among the hardest-hit; they fully recovered after 1939.

Calgary

Calgary, AlbertaCalgary, ABCalgary, Alberta, Canada
The fall of wheat prices drove many farmers to the towns and cities, such as Calgary, Alberta, Regina, Saskatchewan, and Brandon, Manitoba.

Regina, Saskatchewan

ReginaRegina, SKCity of Regina
The fall of wheat prices drove many farmers to the towns and cities, such as Calgary, Alberta, Regina, Saskatchewan, and Brandon, Manitoba.

Brandon, Manitoba

BrandonBrandon, MBCity of Brandon
The fall of wheat prices drove many farmers to the towns and cities, such as Calgary, Alberta, Regina, Saskatchewan, and Brandon, Manitoba.

Nitratine

saltpeterChilean saltpeterSoda niter
As saltpetre and copper exports collapsed levels of unemployment rose dramatically causing a migration of unemployed saltpetre miners from the north to Santiago.

Mining in Chile

Chilean miningcopper exportsChilean reserve
As saltpetre and copper exports collapsed levels of unemployment rose dramatically causing a migration of unemployed saltpetre miners from the north to Santiago.

Miner

minerscoal minersmine worker
As saltpetre and copper exports collapsed levels of unemployment rose dramatically causing a migration of unemployed saltpetre miners from the north to Santiago.

Santiago

Santiago, ChileSantiago de ChileGreater Santiago
As saltpetre and copper exports collapsed levels of unemployment rose dramatically causing a migration of unemployed saltpetre miners from the north to Santiago. Numerous soup kitchens sprang up in Santiago while homeless people begun to dwell in caves in the hills around this city.

Soup kitchen

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Numerous soup kitchens sprang up in Santiago while homeless people begun to dwell in caves in the hills around this city.

Popular Front (France)

Popular FrontFront PopulaireFrench Popular Front
Political tensions mounted in Paris with strikes, demonstrations and confrontations between the Communists and Front populaire on the extreme left and the Action Française on the extreme right.

Action Française

French ActionL'Action FrançaiseAction Francaise
Political tensions mounted in Paris with strikes, demonstrations and confrontations between the Communists and Front populaire on the extreme left and the Action Française on the extreme right.

Hamburg

Hamburg, GermanyFree and Hanseatic City of HamburgFree City of Hamburg
In Hamburg, a port city, the numbers went from 32,000 to 135,000.

Dortmund

Dortmund, GermanyCounty of DortmundDortmund WCT
In Dortmund, in the Ruhr industrial region, it went from 12,000 to 65,000.

Ruhr

Ruhr areaRuhrgebietRuhr region
In Dortmund, in the Ruhr industrial region, it went from 12,000 to 65,000.

1923 Great Kantō earthquake

Great Kantō earthquakeGreat Kanto earthquake1923 Great Kanto Earthquake
Urban relief projects had low priority in the 1930s, since Tokyo had been heavily subsidized for rebuilding after the great 1923 earthquake. Osaka used its own funds to expand new housing into suburban areas in the 1930s.

Moscow Metro

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The Moscow Metro opened in 1935 and immediately became the centerpiece of the transportation system.