The Social Reformation was the period during the 1920s in which social, government, war, and economic situations in the world changed for better or for worse.

Changes in Government

Post-war conditions changed the government situations in countries affected by the war, such as America and countries in Europe. Old governments fell, some by peaceful means and others by force, and new governments stepped in to take their place.

Socialist Government in America

Eugene V. Debs

President Eugene V. Debs

The Democrats, led by Woodrow Wilson, had launched America into the Second Pacific War, and despite forcing the Russians and Chinese into near submission, the public was against the Democrats. A lot of young men lost their lives during the war, and many Americans were against the Democrats now. The new Socialist Party, led by Eugene V. Debs, promised an anti-war campaign which won the public and allowed his election. Many reformers and populists voted for Debs. Debs promoted social democracy, and the government took over control of business, education, transportation, and health care. The economy soared after this, due to large amounts of manufactured goods and lowered prices. Several trade unions and worker's councils were formed and represented the interests of workers.

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