Advertising is strongly associated with the United States. It of course did not begin in the United States, but the rollicking free market capitalist economy of the United States brought advertising to a new heught and levelof sophistication unknown in other countries. The story of advertising in various countries is a fascinating topic, and one which HBC with its limited resources has not yet been able to address, although it is one of the topics we hope to be able to addrss. A Russian reader has provided us a fscinating account of Soviet advertising. Soviet advertising had a different purpose thannadverising in the West. We have begun to collect individual advertisements displaying children's clothes. Most are American ads, but we are gradually adding advertisements from other countries as well. At this time we have the ads sorted chronolologically. We will eventually sort them by country as well and list them here. This will help in country assessment of the advertising industries in different countries. One interesting country is thehistory of advertising is Germany. It is fascinating how adverising becme important so soon after World War II. and became a feature in the Cold War. The German Economic Miracle was a potent advertisement for freedom with foirced the Communist to build a horific wall to keep their people in. After only a few years of freedom, the Grmans had not only recovered, but delivering a life style tht Germabs could only dream of before the War.
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