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Japan's endless grind

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In the 20 years to 1970, the economies of Germany and Japan grew quickly as post-war reconstruction created jobs and people re-built their lives.  Baby boomers were born, peace prevailed, and the European Economic Community got going.  The Korean peninsula did not join in as they had to deal with the Korean war and partition.  China also did not prosper as Mao Zedong embarked on a drastic economic experiment which ended tragically.

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