.. is when there is a loss of machinery, infrastructure and people, be it from war, or natural disasters.
The rebuilding of physical decline can also provide a powerful economic boost. This can also lead to inflation, as the capacity to make goods has been destroyed.
Losing people due to war or a calamity is the hardest to recover from.
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