franco b wrote: When WW 2 forced a release of money the depression receded.
I'm not sure about this. It's not like everyone was sitting on cash waiting for something to spend it on.
The Depression ended AFTER
WWII because we were the only people left with any manufacturing ability. Italy, England, Germany and Japan were decimated. All their manufacturing plants were military targets.
During the war, civilians lived with rations, gave the government every spare penny buying war bonds, and all government spending was on non consumer goods.
Not much there to boost the economy.