: Examine the list below of related factors that helped lead the country into the Great Depression. Choose five of the factors and write a one- to two-page paper detailing the role of each one in pushing the country towards the Great Depression. Support your explanation for each factor.
An old and decaying industrial base;
The overexpansion of farm production;
The availability of easy credit;
Unequal distribution of income;
Hoarding of money;
Stock market speculation and buying on margin;
Monetary and fiscal policies;
Trade and regulatory policies.