Friday, September 7, 2012 4:07:03 PM
Wars ultimately cost a lot more than they produce. The reason WWII led to a sustainable boom in U.S. and Soviet economy was due to a large chunk of European and English infrastructure being obliterated. After all was said and done, the U.S.S.R. and U.S. were the only countries able to keep up with any kind of demand.
A line graph like this is not very usefull with so many drastic peaks and valleys. The only thing this shows is that the U.S. economy is volatile, but has ultimately sustained itself over the last 25 years. If you were to introduce a line showing the trend, it would be going straight across the board.