The Second Great Depression, The Cybernetic Wars, and the rise of the Chinese and Russian blocks helped create the world we live in now. Some histories say that it all started when America defaulted on her foreign debt and kicked off the Second Great Depression, but that is simplistic thinking. The fact is that The Second Great Depression was just one step on a long path all of us walked to get to where we are now. It was simply one of many crises we have seen. Probably the reason it sits in our cultural baggage is because of how many people alive today saw it happen. It was the greatest crisis of their lives until The War came upon us all. So of course they remember it as world changing. And they’re right in a way. It did change the world. But it wasn’t the cause of the change. It was the result of the change.