I never knew just how well the US made out from World War I. Massive increase in demand for industrial goods from Europe, and we were selling to both sides. Providing so much finance to the nations embroiled in conflict we went from being net debtors to net creditors. And then even after the war competitively we’re looking way better compared with Europe as the War wasn’t waged on our land resulting in the destruction of out factories and resource and though we did send troops our labor force didn’t take nearly as big of a hit.