After the horrors of the first world war the return to normalcy was a relief for not nlty the direct participants of the conflict, but also for those who had maintained affairs on the home front. The twenties were a time of prosperity for most and fast growth in industry, manufacturing and the cities. Political movements arose out of the chaos of the war as old empires, ancient governments and established politic structures were shattered and ideas from Soviet Russia, socialist movements in France and anti-war sentiment in general extending their influence into union and farmers organizations. Immigration filled up the empty spaces of the prairies and keep the railways busy while the lumber and fisheries industries boomed. Automobiles were replacing horses and carriages and broadcast radio made it's appearance. The United States brought in prohibition and smuggling alcohol across the boarder became an industry which create fortunes for many. Happy days were here and the people enjoyed the good times believing that they would not end.