We have now entered a new era or what president Kennedy called The ” New World Order.”
Imperialism has come to an end, including many former European colonies of not only the British Empire but of Spain Portugal France the Netherlands and Germany that saw communist Russia and the Americans gain duel status as the only two world superpowers at the demise of European colonialism and regal kingships of the former rulers of Europe and world affairs.
Let’s examine then the effects of the two world wars of the twentieth century and the result of the collapse of European colonialism.W What was the end result for victors of the two world wars of the 20th. Century? What did this do for its victors; Britain and America? What did the Russians gain by their glorious victory in the East? What was the effect on Post WWII geopolitics after Hitler and the Japs had been completely destroyed? What happened to Europe after 1945? Who controlled Asia and Pacific now? Who were the winners and losers of the Two World Wars and what was the effect on European and British Empires around the world?
Well Germany was completely destroyed. The Jewish race in Europe was nearly completely wiped out in a mass murder of its innocent peoples in Hitler’s and the Nazi’s ‘Final Solution.’ Where six million were either shot, gassed or starved to death in the concentration camps mostly in Eastern Europe. Such as the infamous and evil ‘Death Camp:’ Auschwitz (near Krakow in Poland).
Post-industrial society is imploding and the city of Stoke-on-Trent in North Staffordshire England is suffering from the effect badly
The picture above is of a pot bank factory and bottle kiln in Longport (nr. Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent). I personally would love to learn more about one of the best preserved, real working, industrial bastions in the Potteries: Longport, Stoke-on-Trent. As it’s one of my favorite places in this city of ours and remains one of the only few real working pottery towns / village left in North Staffordshire.
Everywhere else in the city is largely populated with call centres and warehouses that provide the only jobs with the countries lowest wages. Stoke-on-Trent is a very economically depressed area in 2019. Britain’s second poorest city, and that’s official.
For centuries this city was a hotbed of creativity and industrious success, hundreds of thousands worked in the ‘Pot Bank’ factories producing some of the world’s finest ceramica.
Josiah Wedgwood (born 1730) was one of it’s great forefathers and based his Wedgwood factory in Etruria at the heart of the city, producing fine ceramics since the 18th. century (and still do at the Barlaston factory nr. Stone in south Staffordshire). His wise acumen and guile, ensured commercial success for his famous ceramics. Josiah Wedgwood was the one of the first men in the entire world to use consumerism-marketing and commercial entrepreneurship. Selling his Wedgwood-ware to the affluent British middle-classes and the rich North Americans.
But that has all changed today. Nothing much is left of this great creative city. All this has nearly been destroyed by those with all the power and money. Much of what is left of the once mighty Potteries and its victims: the working classes, the once: ‘Mighty Potters’ are out on their knees and, nearly all, completely destroyed.