It will be useful to have an understanding of the impact of a Great Depression on the economy. If the US does not sort out the financial crisis properly, chances are, we will go through another Depression known as the Great Depression II. This is an event that very few living people in Malaysia have gone through before.

Chapter 1: Introduction (1:3
The story of a fateful year, the unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit.

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