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Compare & Contrast The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

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1930s: Joseph Stalin is the oppressive dictator of the Soviet Union. His reign of terror lasts for two more decades.

Today: In 1991, President Mikhail Gorbachev orders the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and a new Commonwealth of Independent States is formed by the countries that formerly made up the U.S.S.R.

Today: George W. Bush declares a war on terrorism after the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center in September 2001.

1930s: America and the world is in the grips of a severe economic depression.

Today: America sees one of its strongest economic booms in the 1990s. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, that boom is now over, but, even on the brink of a recession, the economy is very stable.

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