Cannae wrote:A few other subjects pertaining to the topic:
The effectiveness of the arms industry in Germany, United States, Britain et al to create jobs
In each during wartime it was about 100% employment. In Germany there were labor shortages pre-war due to the vast amount of mobilization and in fact in all of the others IIRC there were some labor shortages. All used POW labor in some field, for the allies IIRC it was mostly farming and repair of damaged housing.
Cannae wrote:Military spending and opportunity cost in the combatant nations
The opportunity cost was that it took away from civilian spending and actually growing the economy. After the war all nations had a sharp collapse in production and a spike in unemployment, in Germany because of the lack of existence of the nation, but in the Soviet Union there were labor shortages, which were partially made up by the Axis POWs. Germany threw away chances pre-war to become a major exporter of goods if Schacht's policies were followed. It would not have totally saved Germany from the Great Depression, but would have mitigated its effects somewhat.
Check out "A Low Dishonest Decade" for details about the international trade system in Europe in the 1930's.
Cannae wrote:Investment in the Arms industry in World War 2
Germany spent huge sums in her arms industry, dwarfing the British and French, but that was mainly because she had to create an arms industry from scratch. British and French war material purchases helped the US convert to a war footing prior to Pearl Harbor. I'd need to know specifically what you're looking for to give details.
Cannae wrote:Military research and development in World War 2
http://www.amazon.com/Scientific-Resear ... 0710313403
http://www.merriam-press.com/germanrese ... warii.aspx
Cannae wrote:Military-related inflation in the civilian as well as military sector
Can't help you there.
Cannae wrote:Foreign military sales
I just have various anecdotal sources on that. Germany prevented its industry from selling abroad in the late 1930's, though they were involved in China and Japan.
Cannae wrote:The economic conversion process post- World War 2
Not to knowledgable there.
Cannae wrote:The military budget making process in the World War 2 years
Again, havent' seen much work dedicated to that subject.
Cannae wrote:Weapons procurement before, during and after the war
Haven't focused on that. You might need to find books that focus on individual nation's services to get that info:
for instance "The Paladins: a Social history of the RAF" mentions some of it.