Long Term Impacts

Californians hoped that the peacetime economy would be as prosperous as it had been during the war years. It took time for it to fully readjust to the new realities of the post-war economy and the Cold War environment, but in the end California would continue to prosper. As its post-war economy and population boomed, the Golden State's government, housing, schools, and urban infrastructure were challenged in keeping pace with this rapid expansion. The militarization-industrialization that had put California on a wartime footing would later transform California into the nation's most populous and wealthiest peacetime state.

After the War