The political cartoon may depict the great depression, as the United states is seen sick. This is also shown by the major areas being cogs in a machine, if one runs down, the machine wont work properly. This represents economy, as when the stock market crashed, it affected most if not the entirety of the planet. But, everything went back to speed when world war 2 occurred. Making everything right again
This cartoon represents the importance of the US economy in relation to other areas of the. Both in its size and ability to drive the other economies. If the US economy is not doing well that it directly impacts the economy of other areas of the world.
The cartoon represents the tight-knit world economy and the United State's central role in its inner-workings. The U.S. is one of, if not the foremost superpower in the world, and thus the international market depends on it tremendously. Global commerce is a web of unfathomable and ever-increasing intricacy, and its numerous strands tie every country tightly to the U.S. As in the Great Depression of the 1930s, if the central "gear" that is the United States grinds to a halt, all the other nations and their respective economies will feel the consequences.
In the political cartoon, the world economy is illustrated as a system of cogs. The cogs are sized according to the importance of the country/continent to the world’s economy. The United States is clearly the largest; Asia and Europe are almost exactly the same size, but Asia looks to be slightly larger; and Latin America is obviously the smallest. The cog system also portrays the fact that the economies of all of these countries/continents are dependent upon one another’s economies. The bigger the cog, the more of an effect that country/continent has on the others’ economies. Furthermore, the United States is sick, which likely means that this cartoon is alluding to the Great Depression. During the Great Depression, the United States’ economy was in poor condition, and so that had a huge effect on the economies of Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The United States often loaned money to its allies in times of need and gave its allies a huge advantage if it entered a war – not to mention the importance of trade –, but it would not be able to do this (or do it as well) with its economy in shambles. Moreover, many (or all) of the countries in these areas had colonies in these other areas at the time, so their economies were also affected in that way. All in all, this cartoon helps to show that the countries/continents of the world are connected through their economies, and likely always will be.